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(Blllings Gazette)   School votes to dump "Redskins" mascot; public meeting crumbles into partisan shouting match. Just kidding; principal's call for unity gets a standing O, and right-wing trustee says it's more correct than politically correct   (billingsgazette.com) divider line 65
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2011-02-16 03:56:30 PM
It'll be more offensive if they change to one of those WNBA/arena-lacrosse names like TealStorm or something.
 
2011-02-16 04:40:32 PM
Red Lodge School, eh?

Maybe the Owls, or the Giants, or the Men-from-Another-Place, or the Damned Good Pies.
 
2011-02-16 08:54:37 PM
Cool. I'm all for the "Drunken, Wife-Beating, Potato-Eating Papists."
 
2011-02-16 08:58:05 PM
I demand teams named the New Jersey Heebs and the Compton Coons.
 
2011-02-16 09:16:30 PM
How about the Red Lodge Sambos for a new mascot
 
2011-02-16 09:29:28 PM
You got to love how Washington D.C. thought Bullets was too politically incorrect, but still keeps on using the Redskins.
 
2011-02-16 09:39:19 PM
Phone call for the principal, line one.
 
2011-02-16 09:42:06 PM

muck4doo: You got to love how Washington D.C. thought Bullets was too politically incorrect, but still keeps on using the Redskins.


Seriously?

*facepalm*
 
2011-02-16 10:33:29 PM
I wouldn't want to be associated with anything owned by Dan Snyder, either.
 
2011-02-16 11:41:09 PM
The Washington Snyders are taking out time to grope a waitress.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2011-02-17 12:29:42 AM
There is a town in Illinois (near Peroia) called Pekin.

For the longest time, their high school's mascot was called the Chinks.

And this lasted until...oh 1980 I believe.
 
2011-02-17 12:33:38 AM
This Scott Boggio sounds like a real winner. To sum up his position in the article: The silent majority isn't being heard because the silent majority is too lazy to come to open meetings... but you should listen to the silent majority anyway.

I was worried there was going to be an article in the politics tab without at least one ass hole. I was worried there was going to be a happy story with everyone content with progress.
Thanks for saving us from that, Scott Boggio. You're a Real American Hero.
 
2011-02-17 12:37:10 AM

brainiac-dumdum: muck4doo: You got to love how Washington D.C. thought Bullets was too politically incorrect, but still keeps on using the Redskins.

Seriously?

*facepalm*


to be fair no one knows the Redskins still play
 
2011-02-17 12:37:24 AM
Red Lodge is actually a pretty nice town.
 
2011-02-17 12:41:31 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Red Lodge School, eh?

Maybe the Owls, or the Giants, or the Men-from-Another-Place, or the Damned Good Pies.


Well, that was the Black Lodge, actually, but the drapes were red.

/There was FISH *IN* the perculator
 
2011-02-17 12:42:45 AM
Speaking directly before the vote, Trustee Rich Lynde said he struggled with the issue. He described himself as conservative, "spending a lot of windshield time with Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity."



You know, a MORON!
 
2011-02-17 12:43:35 AM

brainiac-dumdum: muck4doo: You got to love how Washington D.C. thought Bullets was too politically incorrect, but still keeps on using the Redskins.

Seriously?

*facepalm*


It had more to do with their owner (Abe Pollin) being good friends with Yitzhak Rabin and wanting to make the change after Rabin got murdered. Public outcry over political correctness didn't really come into play.
 
2011-02-17 12:43:58 AM

RustyShock: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Red Lodge School, eh?

Maybe the Owls, or the Giants, or the Men-from-Another-Place, or the Damned Good Pies.

Well, that was the Black Lodge, actually, but the drapes were red.

/There was FISH *IN* the perculator


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2011-02-17 12:44:21 AM
You don't see any drunken potato eaters getting all butt hurt about the Fightin' Irish.
 
2011-02-17 12:46:44 AM

baorao: brainiac-dumdum: muck4doo: You got to love how Washington D.C. thought Bullets was too politically incorrect, but still keeps on using the Redskins.

Seriously?

*facepalm*

It had more to do with their owner (Abe Pollin) being good friends with Yitzhak Rabin and wanting to make the change after Rabin got murdered. Public outcry over political correctness didn't really come into play.


or maybe not. apparently there was and still is a debate as to when the name change was first considered and why.
 
2011-02-17 12:47:59 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Red Lodge School, eh?

Maybe the Owls, or the Giants, or the Men-from-Another-Place, or the Damned Good Pies.


The Norwegians? One-eyed Jack's?

/damn fine coffee!
 
2011-02-17 12:52:26 AM
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2011-02-17 12:53:59 AM
The Christian grade school I went to changed its name from Crusaders to Chargers within the past couple of years. I've got mixed feelings about it, because Charger is a fairly nondescript nickname. That being said, when you think about it, an image of someone who invaded the homeland of another people, killed people different from them and made others submit to their religion--and, perhaps most importantly, ultimately failed in their goal, isn't the best kind of mascot to have.
 
2011-02-17 01:00:39 AM

MFAWG: Speaking directly before the vote, Trustee Rich Lynde said he struggled with the issue. He described himself as conservative, "spending a lot of windshield time with Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity."

You know, a MORON!



Montana conservatives are a slightly different breed; we have our values and beliefs, but we're generally not so concerned with trying to force them onto others. More libertarian than conservative, really. And yeah, obviously there are exceptions, but at the moment both of Montana's senators are Democrats, and the governor is a Democrat while the Lt. Governor is a Republican. The state is hardly a bastion of right-wing ideology.
 
2011-02-17 01:01:47 AM
Now it'll be no fun to scalp tickets :_(
 
2011-02-17 01:01:57 AM
Zionsville Zerg Rush
 
2011-02-17 01:06:59 AM
FTA: Only one person, Scott Boggio, asked that the board keep the mascot. He chided trustees for seemingly making a decision to change the mascot before coming before the public. "Tonight's meeting is a validation of a political agenda," he said. He said the silent majority will be heard when elections are held in May.

Over dramatic much?
 
2011-02-17 01:08:28 AM
Why would a team name itself after some potatoes anyway?
 
2011-02-17 01:09:05 AM
Pam Hellerud, a graduate of the class of 1975, said she was a Redskin and that she'd always be a Redskin.

"Just like I was a Pitcher before I got married and will still always be a Pitcher," she said.


Whoa... TMI, lady. TMI.
 
2011-02-17 01:12:22 AM

brainiac-dumdum: muck4doo: You got to love how Washington D.C. thought Bullets was too politically incorrect, but still keeps on using the Redskins.

Seriously?

*facepalm*


To be honest, I'd bet most people, if asked "What are the Redskins?" would say "That crappy team in Washington," and not "Bad guys in cowboy movies with bows & arrows." I'm not sure "redskins" is used much as a Native American pejorative anymore.

Not that that excuses it, but you get my point. I'd rather someone took down the Cleveland Indians mascot if it hasn't been done already.
 
2011-02-17 01:24:56 AM

baorao: It had more to do with their owner (Abe Pollin) being good friends with Yitzhak Rabin and wanting to make the change after Rabin got murdered. Public outcry over political correctness didn't really come into play.


Or it could have to do with the fact that the Bullets had the lowest merchandising revenue of any team in the NBA at that time. It was right in the middle of the every sports team was changing their uniforms to black-and-some color trend, and d-bags coast to coast were wearing Rockies gear. It was felt that the old red white and blue colors and logo weren't going to cut it, and that a new logo and colors (blue, black, gold) would put a few more dollars in Pollin's pocket.
 
2011-02-17 01:30:04 AM
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2011-02-17 01:39:05 AM

MentalMoment: i53.tinypic.com


I still don't see what is wrong with that flag. Killing has been around since the beginning of time and that is that.
 
2011-02-17 01:41:33 AM

Mike_LowELL: MentalMoment: i53.tinypic.com

I still don't see what is wrong with that flag. Killing has been around since the beginning of time and that is that.



They're holding hands, and that's gay.
 
2011-02-17 01:44:32 AM
No one wants to be associated with something as evil and disgusting as Snyder and his Washington Redskins. Who wouldn't change that name?
 
2011-02-17 01:52:25 AM
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2011-02-17 01:53:04 AM

andino: Mike_LowELL: MentalMoment: i53.tinypic.com

I still don't see what is wrong with that flag. Killing has been around since the beginning of time and that is that.


They're holding hands, and that's gay.


But they are celebrating ethnic diversity.
 
2011-02-17 02:33:10 AM

Gyrfalcon: brainiac-dumdum: muck4doo: You got to love how Washington D.C. thought Bullets was too politically incorrect, but still keeps on using the Redskins.

Seriously?

*facepalm*

To be honest, I'd bet most people, if asked "What are the Redskins?" would say "That crappy team in Washington," and not "Bad guys in cowboy movies with bows & arrows." I'm not sure "redskins" is used much as a Native American pejorative anymore.

Not that that excuses it, but you get my point. I'd rather someone took down the Cleveland Indians mascot if it hasn't been done already.



By that logic, a team named the Pickaninnies would be cool then?
 
2011-02-17 03:43:31 AM

muck4doo: You got to love how Washington D.C. thought Bullets was too politically incorrect, but still keeps on using the Redskins.


Technically, and I don't know if this makes it any better, but the Redskins aren't named after the Native Americans, they are named after the Sons of Liberty that dumped tea into the Boston Harbor in 1773 dressed as Mohawk Indians (the team was originally the Boston Redskins)

Also, a court challenge to have the name changed failed (the court declared they had waited too long, almost twenty years after the trademark was registered) and a recent Sports Illustrated poll showed that most Native Americans didn't care.

And it's more of an honor to be considered a mascot for a sports team. Is it any worse to be the Vikings or the Raiders? We're comparing them to being as fierce as Bears and Eagles or even better, mythical creatures such as Giants and Titans?
 
2011-02-17 04:17:26 AM
What, the FAIL tag broken, Subby?
 
2011-02-17 05:13:34 AM

radioactive-hamster: And it's more of an honor to be considered a mascot for a sports team. Is it any worse to be the Vikings or the Raiders? We're comparing them to being as fierce as Bears and Eagles or even better, mythical creatures such as Giants and Titans?


All fine and dandy, but you're completely ignoring the historical use of the term as a pejorative. You know, the point of the whole issue?


Flying Lasagna Monster: What, the FAIL tag broken, Subby?


-5. Even the "obvious troll is obvious" gif is embarrassed for you.
 
2011-02-17 08:09:28 AM

MBK: There is a town in Illinois (near Peroia) called Pekin.

For the longest time, their high school's mascot was called the Chinks.

And this lasted until...oh 1980 I believe.


Yeah, and old buddy of mine was always proud to point out that he was in the last graduating class of "Chinks". You should have seen their mascot.
 
2011-02-17 08:16:14 AM

DrBenway:
By that logic, a team named the Pickaninnies would be cool then?


I would certainly buy all of their memorabilia.
I always wondered if there was ever a school that called themselves the "negroes."

/Can you imagine if they made the original Willy Wonka movie with pickaninnies like the original book instead of changing them to oompa-loompas?
 
2011-02-17 08:52:39 AM
One more reason to privatize sports out of schools. Keep the kids focused on education. Sports programs suck more money out of schools than your average blonde teacher.
 
2011-02-17 08:55:44 AM

DesperOde: One more reason to privatize sports out of schools. Keep the kids focused on education. Sports programs suck more money out of schools than your average blonde teacher.



Really? I'm pretty sure most of the sports at my high school were funded by trust funds set up by alumni. I just assumed all high schools were like that.
 
2011-02-17 08:56:24 AM

Craptastic: Yeah, and old buddy of mine was always proud to point out that he was in the last graduating class of "Chinks". You should have seen their mascot.


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I'll take a number 43 with extra egg rolls.
 
2011-02-17 09:22:11 AM

andino: MFAWG: Speaking directly before the vote, Trustee Rich Lynde said he struggled with the issue. He described himself as conservative, "spending a lot of windshield time with Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity."

You know, a MORON!


Montana conservatives are a slightly different breed; we have our values and beliefs, but we're generally not so concerned with trying to force them onto others. More libertarian than conservative, really. And yeah, obviously there are exceptions, but at the moment both of Montana's senators are Democrats, and the governor is a Democrat while the Lt. Governor is a Republican. The state is hardly a bastion of right-wing ideology.


There's plenty of morans loose in the Montana Legislature this year. There's dozens of useless anti-Obama bills, proposals to reverse popular voter referendums on medical marijuana and right-to-die, and my personal favorite -- legalize silencers!
Thank God we have Schweitzer to veto all this crap!
 
2011-02-17 09:26:46 AM
So I wonder what they will name themselves now? It will have to begin with an R, and will have to be politically correct.

Forget about names like the Rapists or the Retards, it'll never happen.
They'll probably stay away from naming themselves after another pro sports team, meaning the Raiders, the Rams and the Raptors are out.
And most other names for critters that begin with an R are just to wussy to even consider; Raccoons, Rabbits, Reindeer.
Ramblers and Rowdies is too old school.
Robots and Racers might be alright.

I'd like to suggest that they name themselves something that is war like, strikes fear into the hearts of people across the planet and at the same time goes to great lengths to attempt to come across as being politically correct: The Republicans.
 
2011-02-17 09:29:05 AM
So they changed the name to the shiatskins?
 
2011-02-17 09:29:26 AM
For some reason, my middle school changed its team names from the Trojans in the 1980s.
We used to make scads of fund raising dough off of the local college students with teeshirts.
 
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