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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    But can you think of any way that any person is actually harmed or compromised or demeaned or belittled or shamed or embarrassed or deprived of any liberty, opportunity, option, choice etc. because of that team name? On what basis is a person offended? If I didn't like the team name--and personally I am ambivalent about it other than it is considered the No. 1 rival of MY team --I honestly cannot find any words to articulate a rationale for why it is offensive.
    And even if the was offensive or demeaned or belittle what of it? That is no basis for formulating law.
    You can argue that if the name is offensive to enough people the owner should change it out of respect to their sensibilities. But as a matter of law, or government regulation? Nope. Goes too far.T
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    Pretty soon Irish Americans will be up in arms because of the mascot of the University of Notre Dame. Atheists will want most of the town and city names in California changed because they refer to saints - to say nothing about that team in New Orleans. Perhaps Cowboys will get angry and storm in from the cattle drive. I guess we need animal names for all the teams. The animals can't complain. I'm embarrassed about what our society has become.
    There are enough animal psychics that can tell us what the animals are thinking.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    This is stupid. the government has 0 right to remove a trademark if someone is offended. i hope they sue and i am sure they will win.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I actually like RG3 and wish the Giants had snagged him (and jettisoned Manning along the way). He seems like a good guy and I think he has amazing natural talent.
    He can take a lesson of two from Russell Wilson. Learn how not to take hits when you run. As a Hawk's fan. I promise you he takes it to an art form.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Did you know that the name Oklahoma is based on Choctaw Indian words which translate as red people (okla meaning "people" and humma meaning "red")?

    When the **** are they going to force Oklahoma to change its name?



    That may not be right around the corner, but someone might be working on that.

    You may have just given it a little push.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    He can take a lesson of two from Russell Wilson. Learn how not to take hits when you run.
    that will come with time.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    That's easy. The answer is 4 or less. It requires 5 to be considered a general consensus.
    I know you're being flippant - truth is often comical. I'd say you could probably find 5 people offended by almost anything. I'm sure some are upset at Burger King because it speaks to imperialism or the NY Yankees, offending the south - I'm sure if Atlanta changed their name to the Confederates or Rebs, there'd be some in the north offended. Point being, government should not act on the impulses of the few.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    He can take a lesson of two from Russell Wilson. Learn how not to take hits when you run. As a Hawk's fan. I promise you he takes it to an art form.
    I also like Wilson. Not a big Hawks fan, primarily because they are probably the team I see and know the least about in the NFL.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    The language used in this ruling was that "the name Redskins is disparaging to Native Americans".

    Let that settle for a moment. "Disparaging to Native Americans."


    With this as the precedent, who out there has any doubt that "disparaging to <fill in the blank>" is going to be all the rage as far as the eye can see? Fill in that blank with Christian or Muslim and it looks like the view from the top of Aspen Colorado.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    that will come with time.
    It should have been drilled into him from day 1. No pun intended.

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