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 Gaius46 View Post
    Most probably a 1st amendment violation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Not if they're using public airwaves. We provide them with a public spectrum, they agree to adhere to public standards.
    The public standards for broadcast (which exclude late night programming) have never banned anything but sexual/excretory content and should not start doing so.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    NO

    This is taking the entire REDSKINS debacle to a higher level of stupid.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    What do you think about the word crackers?
    Racial bigotry against the majority power has no impact at a societal/systemic level. It's pissing in the wind.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Racial bigotry against the majority power has no impact at a societal/systemic level. It's pissing in the wind.
    Hmm, so you feel that in the United States it is perfectly okay for all minorities, black, hispanic, asian, indian and so on to be bigoted, discriminatory and racist against whites. But when returned it is wrong. In other words, what is good for the goose is not good for the gander.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Hmm, so you feel that in the United States it is perfectly okay for all minorities, black, hispanic, asian, indian and so on to be bigoted, discriminatory and racist against whites. But when returned it is wrong. In other words, what is good for the goose is not good for the gander.

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    Wow, that's a warped and sick interpretation of my words.

    I oppose all racial bigotry, and I recognize that racial bigotry against the majority power means nothing at a societal/systemic scale.

    One can, despite some people's apparent cognitive limitations, oppose racial bigotry and still possess a social view of the subject. I realize one must think critically a bit, and understand context and scale, but it really should be within everyone's grasp. I've explained it to children and they understand, but some adults pretend they cannot.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Wow, I guess they didn't really think that one through. Lol.
    They rarely do.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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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's the very reason I left the teaching profession. The public educational system had evolved into one where the system was more interested in not hurting someone's feeling by telling them they didn't work up to par than in educating them. Very little emphasis was placed on the basics for which people needed regardless of the profession they chose. More was put on making sure they "felt good" and were happy. I don't know about you, but if I couldn't read, write, or do basic math on more than a 5 - 6th grade level, I wouldn't feel good about myself.

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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    What do you think about the word crackers?
    Goes great with soup.
    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    If certain gun guys are insulted by that? Good, they should be ashamed: the rest of US are sick and tired of having our intelligence insulted[/i].



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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Maybe the 40 year gap between when the movie came out might hurt your case.
    A bigger gap between the Indians and today's NFL.
    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    If certain gun guys are insulted by that? Good, they should be ashamed: the rest of US are sick and tired of having our intelligence insulted[/i].



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    Re: FCC + 'Redskins'

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative65 View Post
    That's the very reason I left the teaching profession. The public educational system had evolved into one where the system was more interested in not hurting someone's feeling by telling them they didn't work up to par than in educating them. Very little emphasis was placed on the basics for which people needed regardless of the profession they chose. More was put on making sure they "felt good" and were happy. I don't know about you, but if I couldn't read, write, or do basic math on more than a 5 - 6th grade level, I wouldn't feel good about myself.
    That is probably one of the reasons the United States has dropped from 1st in the world in math and science to around 26th and 30th and falling. Kids are graduating from school feeling real good about themselves but have learned little and are completely unprepared for the real world in the cut throat job market.
    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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