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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    I am sure you don't. I suppose you would have to walk a mile in a minority's shoes to understand the difference sociologically.
    Perhaps the problem is that I don't agree with your notion that hurt feelings should affect law. Or perhaps the problem is that I don't agree with your notion that groups of people should be treated differently.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So the name isn't offensive, just the picture of the Indian with the feather and white paint?

    Does this mean we will never see this image used again, or anything even remotely similar? I'm sure the Patent Office and every branch of the US government are going to prohibit the image of a man, obviously a Native American, with a feather on his head and white war paint. Is that right?

    Those images will be striken from all school books (they're in there now by the way, I have 3 kids and know this)?
    No manufacturer of Thanksgiving decorations will be allowed to use that kind of rendering?
    No more Halloween costumes that even slightly resemble that?

    Is that what we can expect from the government?
    I am sure the Indian nations will reluctantly agree to a financial settlement for permission to use that logo.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Whatever you have up your sleeve, count me in!
    LOL. It is really tempting and I think I know an attorney or two so disgusted with this politically correctness crap that they would handle it pro bono for us, but dammit, it would require utilizing the very political correctness crap that I despise in order to do it. There has to be another way. I'll think on it.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Someone calling me a "cracker" or a "gringo" doesn't affect me like me calling a minority a racial epithet.
    Using the logic and method of argument so often used with the Redskins name debate....so you'd say calling a woman a **** (the c version of twat) or Bitch shouldn't cause outrage because females aren't a minority in this country and thus it doesn't affect them like calling a minority a name.

    Or shall we continue to move the goal post again, this time beyond simple "whose a minority/majority"

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Whites aren't a minority group. There's historical context to consider as well. That's why it is a false equivalency.
    So because I'm white, I have no right to be offended by any slur against me, that's what you're saying?

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Some people do have blue skin, when they are choking and about to die.

    I don't think it is good to have blue skin.
    But can you deny that Papa Smurf was a really great guy?


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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I am sure the Indian nations will reluctantly agree to a financial settlement for permission to use that logo.
    Money soothes all hurt feelings.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterLiberty View Post
    This is stupid... and an overreach of government authority. Truth is though I expect this type of bull from a LibDem Executive branch, they pander to minorities and the uninformed in order to solodify their own power in DC this is nothing more than the Exec Branch flexing their 'Muscles' while trying to push their PC agenda.

    Lets remember the context with which the name 'redskin' is used here. To the Redskins the name is something STRONG and POWERFUL it is a symbol of the WARRIOR and something their fans take much pride in. I have native american ancestry myself (1/16th cherokee) and I take no offense to the term at all. Native Americans should take pride in the fact there are so many sportsteams that use their names (or nicknames) for their teams because it shows that modern owners and fans still associate STRENGTH, PRIDE, and FEARLESSNESS with Native Americans.

    That said while the trademark is being wrongfully stripped if I were the Redskins I would get an estimate on how much money this action by the Trademark Office is costing the team per day, then I would recoup those losses in Court and sue for the cost of attorneys as well. The redskins should make the fed pay through the nose for this.
    If it were me, I would name the 5 people that brought this action in the first place and make them prove damages by me using the name.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Using the logic and method of argument so often used with the Redskins name debate....so you'd say calling a woman a **** (the c version of twat) or Bitch shouldn't cause outrage because females aren't a minority in this country and thus it doesn't affect them like calling a minority a name.

    Or shall we continue to move the goal post again, this time beyond simple "whose a minority/majority"
    Thank you for not typing out that word. I hate it.

    And you are 1000% correct. I defy anyone to tell me I shouldn't be offended by that word just because as a woman, I'm not in the minority.

    I'd like to see that logic stand up in court if my boss calls me that word in front of a room of people.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So because I'm white, I have no right to be offended by any slur against me, that's what you're saying?
    Apparently if the race you belong to reaches the point where it is the majority your offense to things doesn't matter.

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