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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

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    Democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding what is for dinner.

    It's troublesome that people think it's perfectly fine to alienate and marginalize 10% of a population. The times are changing. 10 years ago 59% of people polled opposed same sex marriage. Today, 59% polled support it. The LGBT community is less than 10% of the population. Look how long it was okay to marginalize and alienate them.

    As far as the First Amendment goes, can anyone recite the first five words of that amendment?
    Regardless of what you might think people really don't have the right to not be offended. If I name my business purposely to insult you then you either need to get over it or get the community to agree with you. It really doesn't matter in terms of rights if I decide to be an asshole. It might surprise you, but I have the right to be an asshole.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

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    Ok, so by YOUR logic, are actual racists are justified because they believe so many black folks are niggers?
    You can't help yourself, can you?
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    None of it bothers me. That's why I don't have a dog in this fight. However, common sense clearly shows that "Redskin" is an offensive term. And, I usually follow common sense.
    If it's offensive, why do so many Native American school districts refer to their athletes as "Redskins"? Why did 90% of Native Americans respond to the poll saying they were not offended by the use of "Redskins" in the name of a football team?

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    So the name is changed to "Those Native Americans who have Red Skin as a Defining Physical Attribute, and We Salute Them". What's the problem?

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

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    If everyone got along all the time, white, black, male, female, rich, poor, etc… what would the left have to campaign on? Serious question.
    straight out Marxism. and they are moving that direction also.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    None of it bothers me. That's why I don't have a dog in this fight. However, common sense clearly shows that "Redskin" is an offensive term. And, I usually follow common sense.
    Sports teams, whether school or pro, historically name their teams for something which is considered tough, strong, and able to fight. Teams using names such as redskins, warriors, or any other name which symbolizes Native Americans of old, is not an insult to them, but rather an observation that they are believed to have been mighty foes. I find it hard to believe that this is even an issue at all.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I hope they keep the name! This is so ridiculous when five people out of thousands of native Americans can force a change like this when the rest, who have been surveyed, have no problem with it. This just looks to me like an attempt on the part of government to give yet another business a hard time! :

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

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    Racially speaking: The most annoying thing about conservatives is their constant whining about reverse discrimination.
    For me, the most annoying thing about Progressives is pretending to be champions for minorities, while their actions prove they are only interested in extracting political blood from them. If I think about it a little more, more annoying still, is the marketing of, and encouragement for the process by the MSM.

    I can't imagine a more racist process. "Enslaving" is an appropriate name for it.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    You can't help yourself, can you?
    What on earth do you mean?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    You are upset that you can't use "faggot"?
    No. I'm just pointing out that perfectly acceptable and useful English words have been hijacked and made pejorative and more seem to come along all the time.

    Oriental was the last surprise I got. Here's a word that is perfectly acceptable and honorable all over the globe... until you get the "progressive" areas inside the USA and BAM, you're a racist for using it.

    It seems everyone has to have something to be offended about or you just aren't anybody at all. Time for Euro-Americans to step up to the big stage and lay claim to the pejorative racial slur used against them that they want stopped. White people. Enough of that shyte!
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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