Friday, June 20, 2014

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In a landmark decision, the US Patent and Trademark Office has decided to retroactively revoke many trademarks for the Washington Redskins football team on the grounds that their name and team logo are "disparaging to Native Americans." Which is nothing to take lightly; just hearing the word "redskin" causes Elizabeth Warren's high cheekbones to flush with anger.

The ruling is intended to put additional pressure on the team owners to change the franchise's name to something less offensive to Liberals and more appropriate to our current political climate, like the "Washington Overlords" or "Crashing Hard Drives."

Frankly, Hope n' Change doesn't give a rat's rear end about either football or political correctness, but we don't much like the idea that the Patent Office is now putting themselves in the business of regulating free speech (in this case by removing the financial value of a trademark). Nor do we like the idea of such regulation being contingent on finding someone - anyone - who feels offended.

Because if that's the new standard, we're pretty sure we can find waaaay more people who are offended by the word "Washington" than "Redskin."

From The Vault: Chief-in-Chief (Nov 9, 2009)

Last Thursday morning, the president took time out from his busy, busy schedule of making government promises to apologize for 200 years of breaking government promises.

During his speech to an assembly of Native American tribes, the allegedly-American president said that he "understands what it means to be an outsider," (perhaps because he attended private schools) and said "only in America can the adopted son of Crow Indians grow up to be president." Huh?

It turns out that Barack Black Eagle was "adopted" in 2008, at the age of 46. When it comes to "growing up," we suppose that it's better late than never...

Update 6/20/14 - Isn't it odd that Chief Running Gag was pleased rather than offended that his "Indian name" referred to his skin color? Then again, maybe his administration only thinks that names mentioning red skin are offensive.

63 comments:

Jim Hlavac said...

First! Yah! So, I get to rename the team! I say: "Washington Corrupted."

And say, I think it time to get rid of "white" on the all bureaucratic in our post-racial colorblind world. I fine this word Offensive ... I'm not "white," I'm a tawney, tannish, pinky, yellow sort of beige melange, with a few freckles -- hell, I'm a veritable rainbow of color diversity!

Though, I also heard the descendants of Washington have asked that George's name be removed from the city. "It's offensive," said a great(5)-grandson, "I mean, great(5) would never tell a lie, and that place is a seething pit of falsehoods."

And well, back to you in the broadcast booth ....

Anonymous said...

Guy does a lot of apologizing, doesn't he ?

Jim Hlavac said...

that should be "bureaucratic forms" and "find" -- but hey, I had to be first, so I rushed it.

rickn8or said...

Barrack's Indian name is "Cheats at Golf."

Anonymous said...

Hmm, last was me, but Name/URL posted me as Anonymous.

Earl Allison

Anonymous said...

Keep the name, insist you are named after the potato.

Or, more deliciously, ask when the NAACP and United Negro College Fund will be changing THEIR names.

After all, aren't 'negro' and 'colored persons' offensive?

Make them choke on their own radical tactics.

Earl Allison

TrickyRicky said...

I find the whole concept of Washington D.C. offensive. The giant sucking sound you hear is all of the hard earned money of our citizens being confiscated and drawn to the stinking pile of corruption that is the seat of our "government". 7 of the 10 richest counties in the nation are now in the D.C. suburbs. Take a look at the real estate listings in that area sometime....then consider that some of the nicest homes in your state's upscale communities are dachas for our overlords.

Have a great day comrades!

WMD said...

I was thinking Snyder should rename them the "T.E.A. Partiers", just to piss off harry greed.

I don't know Dan Snyder, obviously, but I was also thinking that he may be the kind of guy that doesn't like to be pushed around. He is a billionaire, isn't he? But I remember when I moved to where I live now, the locals asked me if I was a fan of their local team yet. And I told them no. And they said, quite emphatcally and angrily, WHY NOT !?!!?!! That kind of attitude pushes me the other way. And now, I will NEVER be a fan of their team.

No one is going to force me to like a sports team, much like I'm never going to be forced to like king hussein and his illegal regime.

Geoff King said...

I agree with the political correctness of changing the Redskins name, since evidently one Native American somewhere found it offensive that his skin color was brought up. Furthermore, I find many other names that are skin colors offensive and demand that they too be changed or forced out of existence. Some that spring to mind are: Chicago White Sox, White Out, White Sale, Whitewash, White Castle Hamburgers, Whitewater rafting, and of course - The Whitehouse.

Judi King said...

Geoff, You're really funny today. There is no such thing as Red,Black, White, Yellow, or any other definite color of SKIN. There all just colors and skin can be any variation or mixture of each. Finding a name of color offensive is offensive in itself. Not to mention ridiculous and petty, as are all PC idiots.

Colby said...

You know Snyder is going to file suit against the gubmint, but it’s a crying shame he has to spend his own money on this lunacy. And will the NFL back him up? I doubt it, but it would be the right thing to do. This is a blatant example of government gone rogue against a fairly large group of U.S. citizens that they are supposed to protect. I hope Snyder packs his team up an moves elsewhere and the idiots in DC can do without the revenue the Redskins bring in. I’m sure there are plenty of cities that would love to have them.

It's No Gouda said...

As for re-naming the team, I favor a suggestion I saw somewhere else..."Washington Foreskins" in "honor" of all the P.C. bureaucratic dickheads.

Harvey said...

There IS such an animal as a black eagle:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_eagle

It amuses me to no end that the bird is NOT native to the US

Bruce Bleu said...

This reminds me of a story about being offended...
A guy walks into a bar, grousing about the shafting he's just experienced at the hands of a lawyer. He exclaims "all lawyers are assholes!", and a guy AT the bar KICKS him FIRMLY in the "jewels". After gathering himself, and his breath, he says to the guy, "SO... you a LAWYER?"... and the guy responds, "NO... I'm an ASSHOLE!"

John the Econ said...

@Stilton says that "The ruling is intended to put additional pressure on the team owners to change the franchise's name to something less offensive to Liberals and more appropriate to our current political climate...".

Oh, it's much bigger than that. It's putting all business in America on notice that the Federal government will now in effect be censoring what they can and cannot trademark. If this notion doesn't chill you, it should.

Today it's trademarks that some white liberals thinks offends native Americans. Tomorrow it will be anything that white liberals feel offends those of African descent. Then they'll work their way down the list of the usual grievance groups; homosexuals, Muslims, feminists, etc.

And Hope and Change should give a rats ass about "political correctness". PC isn't just about trying to "be nice" to various grievance groups. It's about taking control of the language. And if you control language, you control speech and debate.

It's another assault intended to render the 1st Amendment irrelevant, and to subjugate the rest of us.

Speaking of neutering speech and debate, did anyone catch what Hillary said the other day?:

"We cannot let a minority of people — and that's what it is, a minority of people — hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people..."

Really? I always thought that protecting the "minority" was the entire point of the 1st Amendment. Well, according to Hillary, it isn't, especially if you are talking about gun control.

So in one sentence, Hillary was taking on both the 1st and 2nd Amendments.

So, between these two events, I'm feeling quite a bit less free this morning.

Geoff King said...

Off topic. I found this link on Drudge Report from the Washington Times yesterday, and thus far have not seen it reported elsewhere:
http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/19/obama-tells-mexico-illegal-immigrant-children-wont/
Supposedly Øblameya spoke to the Mexican President and told him that all the illegals streaming across our border will not be allowed to stay. I am sure that, once the word gets out, the thousands of them that have settled in every corner of our country will rush to turn themselves in for deportation. If you like your illegals, you can keep your illegals. Period.

Bruce Bleu said...

OK, how's [sic] about a gubmint oriented naming of NFL teams?
We'll Buffalo Voters About the Bills
New England Defectors
Dallas Clingers
New York Giant-beaurocracies
Philadelphia Vultures
Washington Gentle Indigenous Nature-lovers
Cleveland Southern Border Breachers
Pittsburgh Steal-from-the-rich'ers
Deetroit Liars
Green Gay Fudgepackers (for Bawney Fwank)
Indianapolis Dolts
Kansas City Thiefs
Oakland Personal-property Raiders
San Diego Charg-it-to-our-grandchildren's
St. Louis Rammit-down-your-throats
Well, I'd better rush down to the Copy Write office and... oh HELL... nevermind.

Anonymous said...

I think they should rename their team the Washington Native Americans. Ha!

Anonymous 2.718 said...

It's all about "sensitivity", "good intentions", and "moral outrage" with the left. It doesn't matter if the country and its economy go down the tubes. They "meant well".

Who cares if the IRS is destroying evidence, and covering it up with the help of Pelosi and the Democrats? No, we need to be concerned with the name of an NFL team. WhoopdeeEffingDo.

Hey, has anyone ever considered the damage the Federal Government does to the various Native American Tribes by keeping them as serfs to the Federal Feeding Trough? Seems like that is a bigger issue than the name of a football team but it is much easier to complain about a name than to do something substantive.

I want to grab these moron lefties by the collar and tell them to grow up. Spoiled little brats, at best.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Jim Hlavac- I, too, am tired of being called white as a government-approved ethnic designation; seriously, what other ethnic group is named only by their skin color on government forms?

@Anonymous- Barry loves to apologize for what he believes to be America's failings (although in fairness, Native Americans got quite a screwing by believing government promises). One of my favorite examples is from early in his presidency, when he traveled to Japan and wanted to apologize for the atomic bombs which ended WWII. The Japanese had to talk him out of it.

@rickn8or- And his golf name is "Swings Both Ways."

@TrickyRicky- What? Washington insiders getting rich on our money?! I'm shocked!

By the way, "Washington Insiders" would be a decent team name.

@WMD- The funniest idea I've seen online is for the team to change their logo to a redskin potato. Then nobody could be pissed off - with the possible exception of the spud-phobic first lady.

@Geoff King- I don't doubt that some Native Americans are offended, and I don't necessarily think they're wrong. But we can't define free speech only in terms of that which does not offend. After all, there's no need for freedom of speech apart from expressing that which may be unpopular.

@Judi King- You're quite right that skin comes in infinite gradations rather than being limited to the 8 basic Crayola colors. And for that matter, I'm pretty frickin' tired of hearing references (especially from Barry) to "persons of color," which implies that those outside of the group have no color. Except, of course, for John Boehner.

@Colby- You know, renaming the team to the "Washington Sucks" could be enormously popular. Even I would buy a team jersey!

@It's No Gouda- If the team becomes the Washington Foreskins, will the cheerleaders still shout "Push 'em back, push 'em back, waaaay back"?

@Harvey- Thanks for the link. Apparently the Black Eagle lives in Indonesia and eats dogs. (Actually the wiki says it's in tropical Asia and hunts mammals, so I'm making some assumptions above).

@Bruce Bleu- I love lawyer jokes because I detest lawyers in general. Oh, I'm sure there are some good ones out there (my own grandfather was one). But like peace-loving Muslims, they really need to speak out more against their bloodthirsty brethren.

@John the Econ- You're quite right that this is much broader than just football, and that other offended groups will be chiming in now. And again, the line for free speech should not and must not be drawn according to what some group finds offensive.

And you've misconstrued me about not giving a rat's ass about political correctness. What I meant, but didn't express well, is that I don't give a rat's ass about being politically correct. I care passionately about the evil which is political correctness.

Regarding Hillary's quote, it's dumbfoundingly horrible. As you say, an open attack on the 1st and 2nd Amendments. I agree with Dinesh D'Souza that if she gets into the White House, she would likely complete Obama's work of destroying this country.

@Geoff King- Barry can't lose on the kids immigration scam; he actually wants the Right to take the lead on heartlessly saying that these poor, innocent (and not so innocent) "children" need to be sent back to desperate circumstances. And if the GOP doesn't rise to the bait, Barry gets to demand bigger government and social programs to handle the newcomers.

(More shortly)

Transcendental said...

http://online.wsj.com/articles/sen-rand-paul-america-shouldnt-choose-sides-in-iraqs-civil-war-1403219558

Jim Hlavac said...

BTW, the use of the term "Native American" for people who were here before any Latin speakers or Mr. Amerigo Vespucci were even here to supposedly trash the locals is rather odd too -- For what sort of ethnic pride message are you sending when you're using a Latin very "to be born in" and an Italian guy's first name? And both of those Anglicized by *gasp* white guys. You'd think they'd be offended and go for some local lingo ...

Geoff King said...

Back on topic. Evidence is mounting that Stone Age Europeans settled North America thousands of years prior to "Native American" ancestors. Kinda takes the wind outta the whole "white man stole the land" argument.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/new-evidence-suggests-stone-age-hunters-from-europe-discovered-america-7447152.html

CenTexTim said...

True story - Last weekend obama visited the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, which straddles the border between North Dakota and South Dakota.

He spoke for almost an hour on his future plans for increasing every Native American's present standard of living.

He referred to his career as a Senator, how he had signed 'YES' for every Indian issue that came to his desk for approval.

Although President Obama was vague on the details of his plan, he seemed most enthusiastic about his future ideas for helping his 'red sisters and brothers'.

At the conclusion of his speech, the tribe presented Obama with a plaque inscribed with his new Indian name - “Walking Eagle”.

The proud President then departed in his motorcade, waving to the crowds.

A news reporter later inquired of the group of chiefs how they came to select the new name they had given the President.

They explained that “Walking Eagle” is the name given to a bird so full of shit it can't fly.

Well, the part about visiting the reservation is true...

Speaking of disparaging names, check out this list of 12 Trademarks Declared Less Offensive Than Redskins by the Patent and Trademark Office. One example - "Uppity Negro."

Yes, the same government agency that deemed "Redskins" too disparaging is okay with trademarking "Uppity Negro."

The irony just drips off of that one...

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@BruceBleu- Actually, you don't need to file for copyright to have it, and publishing your material in a public forum like this only strengthens that copyright (which, admittedly, isn't the same as a trademark). Still, if any of the teams switches to one of your names, you'll probably make millions.

@Anonymous- There's a lovely simplicity (and implied "eff you") about the name "Washington Native Americans." I'd like to see that happen!

@Anonymous 2.718- I agree completely.

WMD said...

Jim H. I guess you could say he was a "white guy" but it was a German guy (around 1497 I think) named Westermuller (sp?) or something like that that created a new world map and used Vespucci's name. Amerigo was also a cartographer and explorer. And "America" is the feminized verion in Latin. He did that because because Europa and Asia are the feminzed latin versions of their names.

Furthermore, Columbus came to "the New World" four diffrent times and died never knowing that he hadn't discovered the route to the far east. Vespuccis contribution was that he's the one that figured out that this was indeed a new continent. And that's why the Westermuller (sp?) guy named it "America"

I'm going purely on my memory for all that but, you get the point.

Anonymous said...

Hey, why shouldn't Barry O claim to be native american? He claims he was born in Hawaii and that's a lie too, so what's one more lie?

Anonymous 2.718 said...

Mr. Hlavac -

WRT to "native American", I couldn't agree more. Personally, I was trying to be somewhat politically correct by using that term so that, god forbid, I wasn't accused of "insensitivity".

I am a native American, by which I mean I was born in America. To reserve that term for people who are descended from those who were indigenous when Columbus showed up is sloppy to say the least. Even these indigenous people came from somewhere else originally. The "indians", as Columbus called them because he thought he had found a westward route to India, originated in Asia, so far as I know. They came over about 20K years ago during the last great Ice Age when the Aleutians were passable by foot from what is now Northern Russia. Look at the Eskimos v. the modern Mongolians.

What people do not understand is that these migrations, the conflicts that ensue when other peoples show up, and the cultural changes that occur as result are a part of the human condition since the beginnings of humans as they migrated out of Africa in various waves, and thence throughout Europe and Asia - and then the Americas. One example - look at the impact of the Mongol invasions throughout Europe and Asia - you can see them in the modern Russian.

I rather think that the influx of Hispanics (there is another one of those hubris words) into North America is another such cultural-changing migration - hence the conflicts.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Transcendental- I thought the Rand Paul piece in the WSJ was excellent, and I agree with his assessment.

@Jim Hlavac- Good point. The term "Native American" should be inherently offensive for the reasons you describe.

@Geoff King- All I know is that somebody owes somebody reparations. Or not.

@CenTexTim- "Walking Eagle" indeed...

And I enjoyed the piece on the trademarks that the government doesn't find as offensive as Redskins. Perhaps we can look forward to watching games played by the Washington Uppity Negroes soon.

@WMD- I'm glad that they decided to go with "America" instead of calling the continent "Where The F*ck Are We?" Although we could have ended up with the world's funniest national anthem.

@Anonymous- Barry is black, white, Hawaiian, Indonesian, Irish, American, Native American, or whatever else he wants to morph into depending on the politics du jour. He is everything and nothing.

@Anonymous 2.718- Good points!

SoCal Hawking said...

So, waaaaaaaay off topic but did you folks see this?

http://news.yahoo.com/big-bang-breakthrough-team-allows-may-wrong-114835743.html

Now that is the way science is supposed to work. The co-called scientists in the climate change debate could learn a lot. News item for these "scientists": yes climate DOES change. So what. Show us the science.

Also way off topic, are you folks following the lying, I mean, the testimony of the IRS Commish, Koskinen, today? Whoa - caught in some big-time lies!

And also way off subject (a theme): this moronic president is finally admitting today that maybe his moronic immigration policies (as dictator in chief) are the cause of the crises at the borders right now?

Butterkäse said...

Hey Gouda,

The use of the word "Washington", presumably the city and not the estimable first President, is a affront to foreskins and dicks everywhere, including myself. I resent your suggestion. Drop the "Washington" part and just call the team "The Foreskins". The "Hogs" would love it. Hygiene would still be an issue though ...

Please folks, think before you rename.

Colby said...

So damn infuriating... Now Snyder probably has no choice but to rename his team, or lose revenue out the ying yang. There is a special place in hell for dickheads that do shit like this when our country is embroiled in so many REAL problems. Pardon my cussin'.

Let's face it, this is just another dang "Oh look, a squirrel!" coming from the overpaid and under-brained DC elite. I doubt this goes as high as O'Liar, but I also doubt he is against it because it conveniently provides him with his weekly distraction from reality for the low info voters.

I'm guessing the Panthers are next, expecially considering their mascot is a Black Panther. And for years , my buddy Bill has been horribly offended by the Buffalo Bills because... well, just because.

Also, being from the South, I'm pretty offended by the NY Yankees.

And who isn't offended by the Cowboys? Talk about sexist!

Bah! It's only 3 hours until beer thirty! Y'all have a nice weekend.

John the Econ said...

@Stilton, I don't give a rat's ass about being politically correct either, but as we've seen recently, it's not going to be long before we'll all be forced to be.

There's little question that if I were to be in academia today and were voicing the same ideas I was 30+ years ago, I'd be quickly expunged. We recently saw what happened to Mozilla co-founder & CEO Brendan Eich when it was revealed that he contributed money to a politically incorrect cause, even though it was the exact same cause that Barack Obama said he stood for until as recently as 2 years ago.

Now that the Patent Office has openly taken this step, the march towards state enforcement of political correctness across other agencies will only accelerate. As the the IRS scandal proves, practically every government agency has now been fully taken over by the far left. The enforcement infection will quickly spread all across the bureaucracy.

Picture an emergency room, oh, less than 10 years into the future:

Yes, Mr. Jarlsberg, I'm sorry that there's such a long wait here, and that the last dozen people to have arrived have been able to see a doctor before you. But we must prioritize our cases. Our electronic records indicate that you once ran a blog hostile to the proper values for our society, and the "Fairness of Treatment Act" of 2019 signed by President Clinton (45) states that "...rationed care will be doled out in order of fairness to those who demonstrate the most featy to the values of collective..."

Daddy Dave said...

I'm guessing that the Quaker Oat Company is beginning to fidget over their "Aunt Jemima" brand about now ...

Personally, I'd vote for the Washington Foreskin option as being most appropriate.

@Anonymous 2.718 has the right info on the origin of our so-called Native Americans. Check out a book called "The Eternal Frontier" plus I think recent DNA testing substantiates the link to Asia.

Honcho said...

Hey, Honcho here.

To follow-up that nerdy Hawking fella, lookie here:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/20/irs-boss-faces-cover-up-claims-ahead-hill-hearing-on-missing-emails/

Arrogance, thy name is "bureaucrat". Hey, if you work for a governmental agency, you're a friggin' arrogant SOB. You need to learn your place. You fools probably do not even know how to change your damn diapers, you lying bunch a pikers. Steal our taxes to pay for your parties in Vegas, your hookers in Brazil or wherever the hell it was. You people are a stain.

Harrumph.

Feel a lot better now... I like that "thy name is" part - kinda poetic for an ol' cowpoke. That has nothin' to do with sexual orientation. Poetry not my thing either - learned that from Mrs. Thompkins in first grade. Just now remembered that.

That Mr. Colby is right by the way. I hate the damn NY Yankees. NY Pansies would be better.

The Age Of The Petty Offense.

Geoff King said...

Here is the video of today's confrontation between Rep. Paul Ryan and IRS Comissioner John Koskinen:
http://www.infowars.com/paul-ryan-to-irs-commissioner-nobody-believes-you/
I guess when we taxpayers are audited, all we need say is the hard drive with our records crashed and all will be forgiven. Right?

π said...

@Geoff King

Good news!

My faith has been restored. You believe me, don't you?

Geoff King said...

Awesome!

Geoff King said...

One more comment on the topic du jour. I believe the team name "Redskins" was never meant to be in any way derogatory, racist, or otherwise inflammatory. If anything, it was meant to honor noble warriors of days gone by. Just as you would never root for a team named "The Cincinnati Losers", no one would ever root for a team named the Redskins if that name had a disfavorable meaning.

John the Econ said...

@Geoff King, it's my understanding that the name was changed over 90 years ago to honor a former coach, who was, in fact, a native American.

John the Econ said...

I'm not big on reading assignments in blogs, but this one really does nail the current state of affairs regarding the "Redskins" issue, the IRS scandal, the VA scandal, and pretty much everything else that Barack Obama believes in:

Of the Bureaucrats, by the Bureaucrats, for the Bureaucrats

"We constantly hear how the evil Koch brothers are motivated by a toxic mix of ideology and economic self-interest. Is it so impossible to imagine that a class of workers might be seduced by the same sorts of impulses? It’s true that the already super-rich Kochs would benefit from a freer country. It’s also true that the managerial class would benefit from the bureaucratization of America."

PRY said...

Today's comments brought about to us by America's Liberals...always on the lookout for new voters, hey, it's the American Way!!!

Great stuff, guys n gals! But I would take us back momentarily to the border thing going on...and American Thinker's Jeanie DeAngelis really sums it up...

What kind of rationale justifies abortion as sparing the unborn from the future plight of poverty and abuse and then, in the name of compassion, imports thousands of illegal children destined to become lifetime welfare recipients? That confusing contradiction also holds true for the children who, if not for abortion, liberals believe would be destined to a lifetime of protracted illness.

Moreover, what kind of ideology that, on the one hand, argues that abortion releases mostly underprivileged children from what would otherwise be a life of abuse, crime, and incarceration, while on the other hand, it argues to allow entry to even the most violent gang members, who brazenly tell Border Patrol agents that law enforcement has no control over their desire to break into a sovereign nation and wreak havoc?

God Bless America!

Judi King said...

No rationality, flawed ideolgy.

graylady said...

Thank Heavens the Seminole nation trademarked their name to Florida State University or some idiot would be filing lawsuits in Florida.

Whopper said...

@graylady - Hilarious! I did not know that. I think someone somewhere else indicated the the Irish will be going after Notre Dame, if the progressives have their way. I mean, "Fighting Irish"?

@PRY - The progressives are truly evil even if for nothing else than this border mess. I am all for immigration - it is what made this country great. But not this sort of criminal, cynical thing that the Obama administration is pulling. The current administration is animated horse dung with poor hygiene - Their exploitation of the illegal immigrant problem is simply about getting votes, as is this "redskin" issue. They have totally screwed the economy with endless regulations (a 100 new ones every business day by some estimates) and imposition of Obamacare. This has been the longest "recovery" from a recession ever because of the meddling of these so-called progressives. So what do they do? The divert attention by encouraging these poor souls from Central America and Mexico to push their kids to El Norte. Sad. Rape, assault, abuse. Obama is to blame for all of it. It is criminal negligence at best.

BTW "whopper" is an Italian slur - I am calling the trademark office to get Burger King to pull that name!

Marx G. said...

Another take on this idiotic redskin-thingee and MSBNC generally.

Harsh Language - NSFW

Well, okeh then. ("okeh" is Choctaw for "yes" or "it is so", and spawned "OK")

Wobblin' Goblin said...

Hey, here is another deep racist offender:

http://apache.org

This is The Apache Software Foundation, where you can get open source software (free) such as Open Office - trying to get it installed on my Mac but Mavericks security is giving me hell. Open Office, I am told, is a nice alternative to Microsoft's bloated thing.

But hey, that is a racist name, is it not?

Gorbachev said...

Ha! My attention span is short and difficult, so I am back at the IRS thing. You Americans - so funny. Is like KGB, this IRS. So funny.

http://reason.com/blog/2014/06/20/the-irs-had-a-contract-with-an-email-bac

You know, when I go to Crimea, I too am redskin. Sunshine, see?

Bruce Bleu said...

If the "Redskins" are so damned THIN skinned that a team named in HONOR of their strength and stamina "offends" them, maybe we should just cleanse this country of ALL references to indigenous peoples. SO, no more "Blackfoot" indians... to assuage half of lamont's DNA they will be called "african-American Foot, and we'd be torn to dissolve Queen Latifa's tribe, the "Arapahoe", but you gotta do what you gotta do, right? No more places named "Alabama", "Chappaquiddick", "Cheyenne", "Columbia", "Delaware", North or South "Dakota", "Hatteras", Lake "Huron", "Illinois", "Massachusetts", "Missouri", "Mojave", "Muskogee", "Nantucket", "Taos", "Walla Walla", "Yuma", and winds can't be called "Chinook", streams can't be "Creeks", birds can't be "Crows".

Anonymous said...

Well, the Kennedy's would sure love for Chappaquiddick to go away ....

David in SoCal said...

G'day mates! So, here I am enjoying my morning coffee whilst getting my daily dose of PC EMR, and FOXN announces that Othrowmoneyateverything has promised Central America 254.6 BILLION tax payer dollars to 'aid' in the 'repatriation' of the 10's of thousands of future democrap voters pouring into the US uncontrolled. Does Liquor Barn deliver this early in the morning?

http://www.redflagnews.com/headlines/obama-to-give-250-million-in-taxpayer-dollars-to-central-american-countries-to-help-repatriate-illegal-alien-minors

We should now, at any moment, anticipate the Osugardaddy Ineptocracy to pass a bill lowering the voting age to 9 years old, exclusively for Central American 'repatriot' folksssss. (sic)
Here's another one to make yer sphygomometer explode:

http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/02/obama-offers-mini-amnesty-to-200000-kids-by-2016/

Did Rod Serling write the script for this show?

Gotta go change all my clocks to Beer-Thirty, C-YA!

PRY said...

I believe the Redskins name was in honor of a native American athlete at the time. Amazing huh.

Alfred E. Newman said...

David in SoCal -

I feel for you. This admin is a horror - the corruption of power is almost complete. He has the IRS, the NSA, the CIA, the FBI, many elements (but not all) of the military, the press, academia, and so on, solidly lined up like ducks. All of the power brokers, all lined up. And not satisfied with that, his is importing his Dos Equis Cojones from south of the border to serve as the storm troopers at the "voting" booths.

The end is nigh. The final corruption of the Constitution is nearly complete.

And to distract everyone and tickle the fancy of his ignorant followers, he goes headlong into this moronic "redskin" debate.

Progressives are criminal thugs - they are American Nazis.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Bruce Bleu- In your list of soon to be banned "Indian" words, you left out Indiana...which in the future will simply be called "A."

@David in SoCal- Your post mentioning Rod Serling made me think of a cartoon idea which may be slightly past its prime, but I think I'll do it anyway.

And is it beer-thirty already? It seems like I only just got out of bed at dog o'clock...

@Alfred E. Newman- Funny, you sound worried.

Seriously, one of the most depressing aspects of the Obama situation is that he controls all of the agencies which should keep him in balance (with the exception of the media, which defends him voluntarily).

Trucos de los Políticos said...

Picture of the day

PRY said...

Right back atcha, Lois!

Alfred E. Newman said...

Stilton -

You are confusing me with "Neuman". Me? I am always worried, especially now.

The President has achieved his goals, at least with the Poles.

John the Econ said...

You are right, @Alfred E. Newman. Under Obama, our enemies no longer fear us, and it's worthless to dangerous to be ally.

Anonymous said...

Your Biden is a great man, no?

http://news.yahoo.com/iraq-crisis-offers-hint-vindication-biden-170906758.html

So prescient. So virile. So forgetful that it was his boss who pulled the troops out creating this crisis.

He is going to run in 2016 and it will be great fun for all.

Anonymous said...

Um, so now she is called "Hildebeest"?

Love it. But to keep on the "redskins" theme, nothing beats "Fauxcahontas". Hey, if they run together - Dream ticket for the CPUSA - Hildebeest/Fauxcahontas '16.

Would love to see the Doc come up with that campaign button!

Alfred E. Newman said...

Deep Thoughts

David in SoCal said...

So, Otyrant; at a Hate House presser on Thursday,(regarding the situation in Iraq; directly attributed to his inept actions), says: "We have significantly increased our intelligence". ?! What happened, did Valerie Jarrett put 1 brain cell in Opuppet's vacuous head cavity?

Anonymous said...

Considering all the minority players on the team, the name should be changed to the Washington Blackskins; and watch the usual suspects fall all over themselves trying to explain it.

But if Mr. Synder just wants the whole controversy to go away, the Washington Thinskins is appropriate.