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(Oregon Live)   Republicans choose to spend their political capital by: C) Trying to overturn a school ban on Native American mascots   (oregonlive.com) divider line 26
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2013-02-18 06:55:52 AM  
5 votes:

shotglasss: Shouldn't we just leave this fake debate about Indians to a fake Indian like Elezabeth Warren?


It makes me smile that you clods still have chafed asses over this...

And that's Senator Elizabeth Warren to you, clod.
2013-02-18 06:50:37 AM  
4 votes:
This guy *really* wants a well-muscled brave in a loincloth cheering on young men in super-tight pants piling on one another, doesn't he?
2013-02-18 07:53:35 AM  
3 votes:
C'mon Indians have no political clout in this country. If you going to denigrate an ethnic group, they're the ones to go with. Right now the repubs can't make fun of blacks or Latinos, much as they'd like to, and they're simply not happy unless they're allowed to feel superior to some despised group or another. Bad enough there's a black president, the repubs now have to pander to the help if they want to win elections. In fact, the modern conservative is going through a severe case of contempt withdrawal. Will nobody think of the racists?
2013-02-18 06:44:49 AM  
3 votes:
Dickheads on the prowl again in Oregon. Decent people stand up for tolerance & respect and get shouted at by edgy "conservatives".

Nothing new under the sun.
2013-02-18 09:00:04 AM  
2 votes:

GoldSpider: Dracolich: It's really racist. These kinds of things may be easier to see from the other side. If you tell us your heritage, we can assist by using it to try to offend you.

I'll be honest, I'm not genuinely offended by the "Fighting Irish" (the championship game notwithstanding) but I'm sure I could muster some outrage if there was some money in it for me.


"Being Irish, I guess I should resent the Notre Dame nickname, "The Fighting Irish." After all, how long do you think nicknames like "The Bargaining Jews" or "The Murdering Italians" would last? Only the ironic Irish could be so naively honest. I get the feeling that Notre Dame came real close to naming itself "The farkin' Drunken, Thick-skulled, Brawling, Short-dicked Irish." - George Carlin
2013-02-18 08:36:28 AM  
2 votes:
Look, nothing honors our native people more than a drunken white frat boy dressed up like a Native American Chief and dancing around a basketball court.
2013-02-18 07:55:59 AM  
2 votes:

Dracolich: The troll's basically dead.  If you have any fire or acid, you can finish the job.


Doesn't salt also work or am I confusing Trolls w/ Slugs again?
2013-02-18 07:28:06 AM  
2 votes:
AverageAmericanGuy: I  am a black from Nashville, Tennessee.

And I'm an 8 1/2 foot tall sasquatch, good to meet you.
2013-02-18 10:33:55 AM  
1 votes:

pxsteel: Hang On Voltaire: LarryDan43: Look, nothing honors our native people Scandinavian people more than a drunken white frat boy Midwesterner dressed up like a Native American Chief Viking and  dancing around blowing a huge horn on a basketball court. football field

Hi, middle aged white guy here.  I have never understood how the Seminole, Redskins, Apaches, tomahawk chop, braves..... could be racist.  I always saw these things as symbols of strenght and bravery.  So what if a  Midwesterner dressed up like a Native American Chief Viking and  dancing around blowing a huge horn on a basketball court. football field.

Isn't Imitation the sincerest form of flattery.

/it was a sad day when my school had to change from the Warchiefs to the Colts.


Seminoles and Apache... those are debatable... but REDSKINS?  Why not just name a team "The Negroes" and see how well that plays out...
2013-02-18 09:18:27 AM  
1 votes:

LarryDan43: Look, nothing honors our native people Scandinavian people more than a drunken white frat boy Midwesterner dressed up like a Native American Chief Viking and  dancing around blowing a huge horn on a basketball court.

football field
2013-02-18 08:56:09 AM  
1 votes:
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2013-02-18 08:49:33 AM  
1 votes:
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Western Massachusetts

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2013-02-18 08:26:24 AM  
1 votes:

mksmith: Dracolich: AverageAmericanGuy: heavymetal: With Republicans today It is not about making our nation a better place to live, but rather scorring political points to win the next election while not upsetting their wealthy donors/handlers.

And the move to ban the mascots made the nation better to live in? Because from here it looks like cheap political point grabbing.

It's really racist.  These kinds of things may be easier to see from the other side.  If you tell us your heritage, we can assist by using it to try to offend you.

Presumably, the GOP wouldn't object if some white, Christian school wanted to have a "Darky" mascot, either. I wonder if there's a special committee whose job is identifying new groups to offend.


I wonder what the GOP would say to having "Reagan the clumsy and absent-minded lap dog" for a mascot.
2013-02-18 08:05:33 AM  
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: Dracolich: You're trying to view it from someone else's perspective, but you're still not able to get outside of your own head.  This is fairly typical.  You believe that just because you personally could get over something that everyone in that position should have to.  Do you see the flaw?  Let's imagine that this caricature that you're using has kids.  Should they have to put up with it because you could?  Perhaps everyone in the world should have to endure insults, wouldn't that be a great place to live?

So the power of government should step in and eliminate school mascots? LOL. You've completely lost all sense of scale.


Oh look, you edited out the word "coward."  I guess I did offend you after all.  So, tell me, why can you edit out "coward" and they can't edit out a mascot?
2013-02-18 08:04:00 AM  
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: ndividuals or even the entire tribe feel harmed by the existence of the mascot, then they can always sue.

They won't always win, but they have the right to sue.


They should not have to sue. People should start by showing some basic respect for another group's heritage. Or is that too much to ask for?

Then again, these are Republicans we are discussing.
2013-02-18 07:51:43 AM  
1 votes:

Philip Francis Queeg: AverageAmericanGuy: heavymetal: So it is in many ways the voters' fault.  Rather than holding their legislators acountable they allow themselve's to get "sucked in" to these political games and become pawns rather than participants in the political process.  But Hell, that is almost the whole farking country nowadays.  No wonder wh can't have nioce things.  Sigh................................

Yes. No. It's impossible to pin the blame on any one party here. Whether it be the voters or the Democrats or the Republicans. The voters can only vote for those who they are presented with. They are only ever presented with a rosy picture of the candidates, and many with their hands in the pie aren't going to vote against their own interests.

It's a cultural thing. The people feel very disconnected with the government, seeing it as this monstrous 'other' that either helps pay the bills or is a heavy handed good squad. Tie that with a two party system that guarantees that independent voices are drowned out, and you've built a system that doesn't promote engagement with local government. Not many people are going to get involved if it looks like a waste of time. Only the very vain and the very driven put themselves up for candidacy.

It's not solvable. And that's fine with me, if the local government isn't a bunch of busybodies looking to wield their power at the expense of the locals, which is what I see the mascot ban as.


And what of the Native American "locals"? Should they be ignored?


The troll's basically dead.  If you have any fire or acid, you can finish the job.
2013-02-18 07:39:29 AM  
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: Dracolich: AverageAmericanGuy: Dracolich: AverageAmericanGuy: Dracolich: AverageAmericanGuy: heavymetal: With Republicans today It is not about making our nation a better place to live, but rather scorring political points to win the next election while not upsetting their wealthy donors/handlers.

And the move to ban the mascots made the nation better to live in? Because from here it looks like cheap political point grabbing.

It's really racist.  These kinds of things may be easier to see from the other side.  If you tell us your heritage, we can assist by using it to try to offend you.

I am a black from Nashville, Tennessee.

It's interesting that you could get that wrong.  What are you afraid of?

Are you afraid of offending me? LOL. Give it your best shot.

You've already lost this one.  It's pretty clear that you weren't willing to put out real information by the decoy information that you used.  This means you're a coward.
 I have to disagree. I've dealt with racism and prejudice all my life. I take no offense at this kind of thing. It's just a mascot.
But you still want to teach me a lesson here? Go on. Show me what it's like on "the other side".


Look, coward, it's clear you're still pretending so let's go ahead and teach you anyway to aid your shame.  You're trying to view it from someone else's perspective, but you're still not able to get outside of your own head.  This is fairly typical.  You believe that just because you personally could get over something that everyone in that position should have to.  Do you see the flaw?  Let's imagine that this caricature that you're using has kids.  Should they have to put up with it because you could?  Perhaps everyone in the world should have to endure insults, wouldn't that be a great place to live?  It's ironic that you don't get it, given that you didn't want to face it yourself.  Coward.
2013-02-18 07:22:33 AM  
1 votes:

shotglasss: keylock71: shotglasss: Shouldn't we just leave this fake debate about Indians to a fake Indian like Elezabeth Warren?

It makes me smile that you clods still have chafed asses over this...

And that's Senator Elizabeth Warren to you, clod.

I like your butthurt over the way I pointed out what a liar she is.



I see we can add "butthurt" to the list of terms and concepts you don't understand...
2013-02-18 07:17:42 AM  
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: Dracolich: AverageAmericanGuy: heavymetal: With Republicans today It is not about making our nation a better place to live, but rather scorring political points to win the next election while not upsetting their wealthy donors/handlers.

And the move to ban the mascots made the nation better to live in? Because from here it looks like cheap political point grabbing.

It's really racist.  These kinds of things may be easier to see from the other side.  If you tell us your heritage, we can assist by using it to try to offend you.

I am a black from Nashville, Tennessee.


It's interesting that you could get that wrong.  What are you afraid of?
2013-02-18 07:15:34 AM  
1 votes:

veedeevadeevoodee: Keep this crap off the sports tab, pls.


At least we're talking actual sports and not wrasslin'.
2013-02-18 07:12:21 AM  
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: heavymetal: With Republicans today It is not about making our nation a better place to live, but rather scorring political points to win the next election while not upsetting their wealthy donors/handlers.

And the move to ban the mascots made the nation better to live in? Because from here it looks like cheap political point grabbing.


It's really racist.  These kinds of things may be easier to see from the other side.  If you tell us your heritage, we can assist by using it to try to offend you.
2013-02-18 06:53:34 AM  
1 votes:
The Republicans have political capital?
2013-02-18 06:53:21 AM  
1 votes:
Republicans have political capital???
2013-02-18 06:52:09 AM  
1 votes:
Shouldn't we just leave this fake debate about Indians to a fake Indian like Elezabeth Warren?
2013-02-18 06:35:54 AM  
1 votes:
Well, I suppose it's an upgrade from trying to force women to have trans-vaginal ultrasounds or convincing people that rape is a "gift from god"...
2013-02-18 06:35:43 AM  
1 votes:
That laser-like focus on jobs strikes again, I see.
 
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