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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    I would almost say it's unconstitutional. You should be allowed to disparage per free speech and not have some group say they are offended and that group having legal power over you to submit and change names or lose a patent altogether.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    She said that since the term, "Redskin", isn't used anymore, it is no longer derogatory. Well "Coolie" is not used anymore either. So, is it too no longer derogatory?

    This should be fun. No one uses "Kraut" anymore either. Do you think the Americans and the Krauts will be the two teams to emerge out of the FIFA Group of Death?
    There actually was a "Kraut" line in the NHL. One of the men on that line, Milt Schmidt, said there was never any offense whatsoever. Kraut line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Perhaps people were just less thin skinned then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    They are just people you disagree with. Nothing more.
    The "more" is the attempts to enforce what is an otherwise minority opinion based on nothing more than a few individual's hyper-sensitivity.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    It pleases me that some people don;t get uptight and are proud of their ancestry. That seems to work better than the highly sensitive need to hide everything from public view or discussion. "Hunky" Bill obviously takes pride in who he is and what he has done, as does his family. The "Redskins" or any group, should flaunt it rather than hide it. A Moment with PNE & Vancouver Food Icon Hunky Bill: Canada's Perogie King! - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I didn't say PC Police in my post. I said the government deciding what's PC, which is exactly what happened.

    Was there a reason you posted that link? I read the actual case.

    I base my judgement on the same thing that the dissenting judge based his judgement on, the facts of the case (which were thin at best).
    so you believe that the 5 who brought it were not offended?
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I grew up watching and listening on the radio to the Atlanta Crackers, a AA Southern League team of the Braves. They were around from 1901 to 1965. When the Negro Leagues were still flourishing, there were the Atlanta Black Crackers. But they were gone before I was born.
    Fightin' Whities mascot raises a little awarness, a little cash

    WASHINGTON -- Sometimes offense is the best defense.

    That appears to be what some innovative Native American Indian students at the University of Northern Colorado had in mind. When local activists failed to persuade Eaton High School in Greeley, Colo., to change the name and Indian mascot of its team, the Fightin' Reds, the Indian university students decided to make their point a different way.

    They changed the name of their intramural basketball team from the Native Pride to The Fightin' Whities.

    As Solomon Little Owl, a team member who also directs the university's Native American Student Services, explained to reporters, his teammates, who include some Hispanics and Caucasians, wanted to "do something that will let people see the other side of what it's like to be a mascot."

    The result? A media frenzy, of course. Network television, major newspapers and radio talk shows have made the Fightin' Whities the best covered intramural squad in the nation. The Greeley Tribune says its Web site, www.greeleytrib.com, crashed last Tuesday when demand for the story soared from the usual 200 hits a day for a high-interest local story to 29,000.

    Yet, Caucasians have proved to be remarkably resistant to offense. Quite the opposite, many agree with the e-mailer who saw the new team name as an honor to white Americans, who apparently don't get enough credit for their many contributions to history.

    "Help me out here," asked one e-mail to the Greeley Tribune, "why am I supposed to be offended?"

    Within days the newspaper, the college and Little Owl's office had received so many requests for team T-shirts that the Fightin' Whities now sell their own line of sportswear at their own Web site with all proceeds going to the Fighting Whites Scholarship Fund Inc.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Turns out you don't have a clue what the issue is. The Patent office based their ruling on an opinion and a whim, not on any ruling in a court of law. Sorry, but I reject any attempt by government to cause financial harm on a legitimate and long running organization because some sensitive little puke in a government office got their undies in an uproar.

    If you want to be captain of the twisted undie patrol so be it. No matter how ridiculous you want to establish your position to be, you're drowning in your own bathtub with your claim the "PC Police" don't exist.
    well if you don't want the government involved, then you shouldn't go get the government involved via a government contract in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneWanderer View Post
    Well ****, everything "may disparage" some individual out there. Choose one thing, anything, and I guarantee you someone out there finds it offensive. Sounds like a poorly written law to me.
    There are people just waiting to be offended for sure. But they should have a voice as much as you and I no matter how pathetic it may seem.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    The "more" is the attempts to enforce what is an otherwise minority opinion based on nothing more than a few individual's hyper-sensitivity.
    It's their opinion. Just like calling their issues "hyper-sensitive" is just your opinion.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Fightin' Whities mascot raises a little awarness, a little cash

    WASHINGTON -- Sometimes offense is the best defense.

    That appears to be what some innovative Native American Indian students at the University of Northern Colorado had in mind. When local activists failed to persuade Eaton High School in Greeley, Colo., to change the name and Indian mascot of its team, the Fightin' Reds, the Indian university students decided to make their point a different way.

    They changed the name of their intramural basketball team from the Native Pride to The Fightin' Whities.

    As Solomon Little Owl, a team member who also directs the university's Native American Student Services, explained to reporters, his teammates, who include some Hispanics and Caucasians, wanted to "do something that will let people see the other side of what it's like to be a mascot."

    The result? A media frenzy, of course. Network television, major newspapers and radio talk shows have made the Fightin' Whities the best covered intramural squad in the nation. The Greeley Tribune says its Web site, Greeley Colorado Breaking News, Opinion, Sports and Entertainment | GreeleyTribune.com, crashed last Tuesday when demand for the story soared from the usual 200 hits a day for a high-interest local story to 29,000.

    Yet, Caucasians have proved to be remarkably resistant to offense. Quite the opposite, many agree with the e-mailer who saw the new team name as an honor to white Americans, who apparently don't get enough credit for their many contributions to history.

    "Help me out here," asked one e-mail to the Greeley Tribune, "why am I supposed to be offended?"

    Within days the newspaper, the college and Little Owl's office had received so many requests for team T-shirts that the Fightin' Whities now sell their own line of sportswear at their own Web site with all proceeds going to the Fighting Whites Scholarship Fund Inc.
    I love it. I agree, why should I be offended. At least now those kids have a steady income. Quite ingenious really. That reminds me some of the folks up New England way like to call us good old southern boys rednecks. Little do they realize that most of us use that epitaph as a badge of honor. Especially since Jeff Foxworthy and all his Redneck jokes. I tend to agree, most of us white boys really do not take much offensive at being called something. Actually I took more of an offense to being called a Republican for my anti ACA stance than being called a honkey, cracker or redneck. Although in my younger days when I was overseas I was referred to as a Yank, now that did get my dander up.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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