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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    This is just now being announced, so there isn't much out there yet:
    …yet the Patent Office has sat on its hands for the previous 8 decades. Why is this such a pressing issue now?

    Are they going to make Norte Dame change their nickname too?

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithros View Post
    But you agree that the name is pretty offensive right?
    Not at all.

    While the term may have been used in a derogatory manner in some limited circumstances it has never been used that way with any real prevalence. In fact, based on my experience, I have found the term to be used FAR more often to identify the football team than any native American individual or group. Even when I lived the northeast it was far more common to use the term "indian" to refer to native Americans as a whole or the tribe name to refer to a given group.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    There's one place I feel it will definitely go... to court, against the Obama Administration in the form of the US Patent Office.
    This must go to court.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Why? WHY is it offensive?
    Because of the way the US treated the Native Americans 100 years or more ago.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    5 Time Super Bowl appearances.
    3 Time Super Bowl Winner.
    Yea, real losers.
    Haven't won diddly lately. Who's brilliant idea was it to name the team after the losers, anyway?
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Not at all.

    While the term may have been used in a derogatory manner in some limited circumstances it has never been used that way with any real prevalence. In fact, based on my experience, I have found the term to be used FAR more often to identify the football team than any native American individual or group. Even when I lived the northeast it was far more common to use the term "indian" to refer to native Americans as a whole or the tribe name to refer to a given group.
    I don't know of any team that named themselves after something they held in contempt and felt should be considered a slur.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    When is Obama going to call on his black friends to quit using the dreaded "N" word in music and movies?
    He should pull all the copyrights to all the movies and lyrics that used that word. Right now. Today.
    Any thing less proves he is a hypocrite.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    I haven't heard whether any other groups have protested any other NFL teams.

    Are 49'ers offensive, or perhaps Chargers. I even read a suggestion that someone might object to the Green Bay Packers because a sexual connotation.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    Haven't won diddly lately. Who's brilliant idea was it to name the team after the losers, anyway?
    So you consider the Native Americans losers?

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    Dan Snyder might want to give the name change some more thought at this point in time. While I think it's pure thought police idiocy that this happened, maybe his team will stop being such losers if he changes the name to something different. Like The Washington Cavalry.

    Actually the State of New Mexico just gave the Village of Taos permission to change the name of the small Kit Carson State Park, located within the city limits, to something else. Why? Because some folks said the name "Kit Carson"--his images and characterizations and memorabilia are found all over the place up there--is offensive because, among many other accomplishments, he was an army officer once ordered to escort Navajos from Arizona to Fort Sumner in New Mexico and many died on the long walk. The State said they would revert the name back to its original if the towns people failed to maintain the park.

    But is this the beginning of a push to rename the Kit Carson National Forest or Kit Carson National Park? How about Washington D.C. named after the U.S.A.'s first president. Washington once owned slaves. Will some political correctness police group decide that disqualifies him from the honor of being commemorated in the national capitol? And others of you commented on the New Orleans Saints and all the many many villages, towns, and cities across the nation named for historical or religious figures.

    How much are we supposed to allow political correctness to control every facet of our lives?

    Things like this can become so nit picked and absurd that I think any thinking person has to say enough already.
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