View Poll Results: Should the FCC ban usage of the word 'Redskins' in broadcasts?

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Thread: FCC + 'Redskins'

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Doesn't address what I said. Saying they should keep it or that it's not disrespectful (opinion) doesn't say they define the word as prideful and respectful.
    It means that 71% think it is.
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    It means that 71% think it is.
    No, it doesn't. It might mean they don't like change. It might mean they don't see the issue, as it's not them. And maybe it means they are not offended and thus assume no one else should be. But they were not asked the define the word, it doesn't tell us how they define it.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No, it doesn't. It might mean they don't like change. It might mean they don't see the issue, as it's not them. And maybe it means they are not offended and thus assume no one else should be. But they were not asked the define the word, it doesn't tell us how they define it.
    Regardless, it certainly means they regard its meaning as benign.
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Regardless, it certainly means they regard its meaning as benign.
    Which again means nothing. It doesn't define what the word means or if it offends those it actually refers to.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Which again means nothing. It doesn't define what the word means or if it offends those it actually refers to.
    It doesn't matter if it offends anyone.
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    It doesn't matter if it offends anyone.
    It does to those offended, and the word's definition is that it's offensive. And they have the right to protest and lobby for change.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It does to those offended, and the word's definition is that it's offensive. And they have the right to protest and lobby for change.
    They have a right to do whatever they want. We have a right to ignore them.
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    They have a right to do whatever they want. We have a right to ignore them.
    You do. But you don't have the right to make up facts to suit you.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    You do. But you don't have the right to make up facts to suit you.
    I'm not making anything up.
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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Regarded, not defined. I might think the word table means a leaf eating alien from Mars. That would not mean the word is defined that way.
    All that matters is how it is regarded, brother.

    Oh, you are not my brother or a brother by definition... my bad.
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    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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