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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    So you consider the Native Americans losers?
    Question with a question. Do you figure the winners had to move to a reservation?
    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 Jango View Post
    …yet the Patent Office has sat on its hands for the previous 8 decades. Why is this such a pressing issue now?
    Why? One word... Obama.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Are they going to make Norte Dame change their nickname too?
    Of course not. That only depicts a slanderous stereotypical group that happens to be white. No problem there. No one to get upset, because the Irish are also too drunk to notice.






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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    …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?
    Its mascot's problematic too. Leprechauns are little people, you know.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    Question with a question. Do you figure the winners had to move to a reservation?
    Treatment of a race of people that were not as technologically advance as its invaders does not make them losers. I guess Americans are losers since we lost wars in Korea, Vietnam and now Iraq and soon Afghanistan.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    85 Bears were in my top 10 favorite teams ever! I love McMahon with his headband protest!

    I admit the Hawks were very very very good. Just like the Patriots were for a few years. That doesn't mean I have to like them.
    Fair enough. Speaking of McMahon... Sad story

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_5505041.html

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Treatment of a race of people that were not as technologically advance as its invaders does not make them losers. I guess Americans are losers since we lost wars in Korea, Vietnam and now Iraq and soon Afghanistan.
    If a handful of hypersensitive weenies want to act all butt-hurt over the name "Redskins", then I say change it to "The Cavalry". Might as well sort it out and go with the side that actually won the war. If the native Americans don't feel that having a team named after them is an honor, then name the team after the Cavalry, I say. Problem feckin' solved.

    P.S. We won the war in Iraq. You remember this, don't you?



    And the Korean war was a stalemate, not a loss.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithros View Post
    Is that a serious question? Um... Go to a reservation and start calling people "redskins". I'm pretty sure that if you then googled offensive the first thing that would pop up is a picture of you calling a Native American a redskin.
    It's a racist slur.

    I mean, feel free to defend the skins rights to be offensive; but pretending that it's not offensive is just wishful thinking.
    Why? Why is it a racist slur? It certainly isn't a racist slur when I say Washington Redskins. It certainly isn't a racist slur when I quote a movie line that 'the redskins are coming'. It is a reference to a people sometimes represented historically as savages--which was accurate in many cases--or the 'noble redskin' which was accurate in many cases. "Redskin or red man" is certainly more descriptive of the people than is 'Indian' or 'Native American' just as 'white man' or 'white' or 'black man' or 'black' is more descriptive of a people than is "European" or "African American" which so few of us are that it is statistically insignificant.

    Why not promote the positive image within the word instead of demanding that it be seen as racially disparaging or any other connotation. Should people be embarrassed or feel denigrated because their skin is of a particular predominant hue more than any other people?
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Aw ****, I didn't know that. Concussions? He mentions the "beating" he took playing football. Damn shame but I'm glad his suicidal thoughts at least are gone.

    He had so much charisma and was a ton of fun to watch.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    …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?
    Because Snyder (the owner) is anti-Obama. I'm sure the Dems dislike him immensely. He's also vocally anti-Obama.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Didn't the article state that the patent office had no power to prevent the redskins from continuing to use their name.
    But that also means that the trademark can now be used by ANYONE, thus making it virtually impossible to stop others from making "official" products bearing that trademark.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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