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

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    There you have it. The FCC is considering banning the word 'Redskins' from the broadcast mediums it regulates.

    What say you?
    Most probably a 1st amendment violation.
    Don't be a grammar nazi - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book 1 #7

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    What do you think about the word crackers?
    It's OK, but I much prefer to be called trailer trash.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    It's OK, but I much prefer to be called trailer trash.
    As a kid growing up south of Atlanta I had a goal of becoming an Atlanta Cracker. You see we used to have a AA baseball minor league team that played in Ponce De Leon Field known as the Atlanta Crackers. Then to top that off, the old negro league team in Atlanta was named the Atlanta Black Crackers.

    It seems to me today all the emphasis is on making people feel good and not to offend them in any way with words. Very little emphasis on making their lives better and solving their problems. By solving their problems I don't mean just throwing money at the symptoms, I mean getting at the roots of the problems and and doing something about the causes.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    As a kid growing up south of Atlanta I had a goal of becoming an Atlanta Cracker. You see we used to have a AA baseball minor league team that played in Ponce De Leon Field known as the Atlanta Crackers. Then to top that off, the old negro league team in Atlanta was named the Atlanta Black Crackers.

    It seems to me today all the emphasis is on making people feel good and not to offend them in any way with words. Very little emphasis on making their lives better and solving their problems. By solving their problems I don't mean just throwing money at the symptoms, I mean getting at the roots of the problems and and doing something about the causes.
    That sounds wonderful until you realize that many of those root causes are the direct result of their own bad decisions. The only way to prevent folks from making bad decisions is to limit their freedom to do so.

    What we have now are morons begetting more morons and the entire cycle is funded by the taxpayer. In order to convert yourself from simply being a poor person to a being a needy household you generally must add a dependent (or two or three) - which makes absolutely no sense at all.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Idiotic that the FCC get involved. Now this is government over-stepping their bounds IMO.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Censorship is worse than any possible racist speech in my opinion.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    That sounds wonderful until you realize that many of those root causes are the direct result of their own bad decisions. The only way to prevent folks from making bad decisions is to limit their freedom to do so.

    What we have now are morons begetting more morons and the entire cycle is funded by the taxpayer. In order to convert yourself from simply being a poor person to a being a needy household you generally must add a dependent (or two or three) - which makes absolutely no sense at all.
    True on the bad decisions. Rewarding folks for making bad decisions in their lives is general what we do. But that is another subject for another day.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I've been hearing a lot about Guinea, the country, in the news regarding Ebola. I wonder how Italians feel about that.
    Mad. But it will bolster my suit when I sue the producers, actors, directors and support staff of The Godfather.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Mad. But it will bolster my suit when I sue the producers, actors, directors and support staff of The Godfather.
    Maybe the 40 year gap between when the movie came out might hurt your case.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Most probably a 1st amendment violation.
    Not if they're using public airwaves. We provide them with a public spectrum, they agree to adhere to public standards.
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

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