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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    No, just a true thing. Do you have a problem with the truth?
    no, i have a problem with people who disparage entire cultures because they're pissed off about some stupid sportsball fistfight.

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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

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    Good for them.

    FFS you still call natives "Indians", a name given them by a sailor lost at sea and starving who thought he was 10,000 miles east of where he relly was. No one on reserves was born in India so it's really time to lose the bigoted crap like "Redskins" and "Braves".
    They call THEMSELVES Indians, FFS.
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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    no, i have a problem with people who disparage entire cultures because they're pissed off about some stupid sportsball fistfight.
    I couldn't care less about the Redskins, I have no interest in professional sports, I do have a problem with a group of people, or in this case a single person, who seems to think they can tell others what to do because they are personally offended.

    Since when did anyone have a right not to be offended?
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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

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    Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name - CNN.com

    Very interesting. Go after corporate sponsors.
    His and their right. I have no problem with it. But sometimes when a boycott like this gets a lot of attention it backfires. I remember the the president or CEO of Chik Fillet said some dumb thing about gays, the gay community and their supporters were up in arms and were boycotting Chik fillet. It seems Chik Fillet's business sky rocketed over the next two or three weeks and their little protest had just the opposite effect they wanted.

    I would wager if a big deal is made of this, there is a lot more Redskin's fans than Osage.
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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I couldn't care less about the Redskins, I have no interest in professional sports,
    we agree up to this point.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I do have a problem with a group of people, or in this case a single person, who seems to think they can tell others what to do because they are personally offended.

    Since when did anyone have a right not to be offended?
    there's no right to not be offended. there's also no right to offend others without risking public disdain because of it.

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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    His and their right. I have no problem with it.
    Oh sure, but from what I saw, there are about 15,000 members of his tribe and unless those are FedEx's biggest customers, I don't think that they'll be bothered too much.
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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    we agree up to this point.
    What, that I don't care about professional sports? I don't. Haven't watched a single game of any sport in close to 30 years. I just don't care.

    there's no right to not be offended. there's also no right to offend others without risking public disdain because of it.
    I never said otherwise. Freedom of speech comes with consequences for that speech. If you're not willing to take those consequences, don't open your mouth. What's your point?
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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    They call THEMSELVES Indians, FFS.


    Not here and not the natives I know in Washington state. They hate it!
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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Oh sure, but from what I saw, there are about 15,000 members of his tribe and unless those are FedEx's biggest customers, I don't think that they'll be bothered too much.
    I don't either, then it may have the opposite effect. What I call the chik Fillet effect. Where Chik Fillet business skyrocketed for a couple of weeks after the gays and their supporters said they were going to boycott them. I think there are a lot more Redskin fans than Osage. But if they want to try it, fine.
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    Re: Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    What, that I don't care about professional sports? I don't. Haven't watched a single game of any sport in close to 30 years. I just don't care.
    no. that i don't give a **** about sportsball.


    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I never said otherwise. Freedom of speech comes with consequences for that speech. If you're not willing to take those consequences, don't open your mouth. What's your point?
    that you can't call a team the Kansas City Darkies and pretend to be surprised when people get pissed off enough that they decide to boycott your sponsors. and that you yourself can't offhandedly insult and dismiss an entire culture and not expect to get called on it.

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