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(Fox News)   Officials at Denver University decide to retire their mascot--which is not Daniel Boone and doesn't look like Daniel Boone--so as not to offend people who think it is Daniel Boone. FARK: There are people offended by Daniel Boone   (foxnews.com) divider line 173
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2013-08-20 09:37:09 PM
What does Daniel Boone have to do with the history of Colorado? Why does a coonskin hat automatically signal Daniel Boone?

/yeah, yeah, blame Disney.
 
2013-08-20 10:02:02 PM
Gads, people need to Get A GRIP.
 
2013-08-20 10:02:46 PM
How is this offensive? I think the Womyn's Studies Department got its hemp panties in a bunch.
 
2013-08-20 10:45:41 PM
Daniel Boone was a goon. He was an asshole.
 
2013-08-20 11:41:20 PM
I heard in my Intro to Social Issues class that Daniel Boone once raped a black woman and ate the baby.
 
2013-08-20 11:47:47 PM
And don't they dare use one of the Native American tribes with a historical connection to the area as a mascot, or people will really call for their heads.

People need to stop being so proactively offended.
 
2013-08-20 11:48:20 PM

Highroller48: Daniel Boone was a goon. He was an asshole.


What'd he do that made him an asshole?

/not being defensive, actually curious and I'd like to get your take rather than what Wikipedia or other sources might say
 
2013-08-21 12:03:56 AM

timujin: Highroller48: Daniel Boone was a goon. He was an asshole.

What'd he do that made him an asshole?

/not being defensive, actually curious and I'd like to get your take rather than what Wikipedia or other sources might say


That's it. Next time I go with my gut and risk being mocked for the "/obscure" slashy.
 
2013-08-21 12:10:00 AM
Daniel Boone was a man. He was a BIIIIIIG man.
 
2013-08-21 12:14:46 AM

Highroller48: timujin: Highroller48: Daniel Boone was a goon. He was an asshole.

What'd he do that made him an asshole?

/not being defensive, actually curious and I'd like to get your take rather than what Wikipedia or other sources might say

That's it. Next time I go with my gut and risk being mocked for the "/obscure" slashy.


Whoops, sorry, never heard the song.  Never even heard of Maclean & Maclean, actually...
 
2013-08-21 12:24:07 AM

KarmicDisaster: Daniel Boone was a man. He was a BIIIIIIG man.


+5 internets for not being from Canada and still knowing that song.
 
2013-08-21 12:33:41 AM
What's amazing to me is that Fox News has so little actual news to worry about that they are reduced to trying to gin up poutrage that some unknown small college changed its mascot 15 years ago.

Nice work, GOP-TV, I'm sure Reagan would be proud.
 
2013-08-21 01:07:08 AM
As someone who is considering going there for school next year, I say thank FSM because that mascot is UGLY.
 
2013-08-21 01:07:28 AM

timujin: Highroller48: Daniel Boone was a goon. He was an asshole.

What'd he do that made him an asshole?

/not being defensive, actually curious and I'd like to get your take rather than what Wikipedia or other sources might say


He wore a hat made of the skin of slaves, for one.
 
2013-08-21 01:09:58 AM

KarmicDisaster: Daniel Boone was a man. He was a BIIIIIIG man.


But the bear was bigger so he ran like an attractive and successful african-american up a tree
 
2013-08-21 01:10:27 AM

FloydA: What's amazing to me is that Fox News has so little actual news to worry about that they are reduced to trying to gin up poutrage that some unknown small college changed its mascot 15 years ago.

Nice work, GOP-TV, I'm sure Reagan would be proud.



Au contraire, mon frere, that small college is well-known throughout both the 303 and 719 area codes
 
2013-08-21 01:11:19 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: timujin: Highroller48: Daniel Boone was a goon. He was an asshole.

What'd he do that made him an asshole?

/not being defensive, actually curious and I'd like to get your take rather than what Wikipedia or other sources might say

He wore a hat made of the skin of slaves, for one.


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2013-08-21 01:11:58 AM

FloydA: What's amazing to me is that Fox News has so little actual news to worry about that they are reduced to trying to gin up poutrage that some unknown small college changed its mascot 15 years ago.

Nice work, GOP-TV, I'm sure Reagan would be proud.


UD is far from some small unknown college.  And the reason why it is news now is because of the new decision to introduce a new mascot despite the student body wanting this character back.
 
2013-08-21 01:12:31 AM

FloydA: What's amazing to me is that Fox News has so little actual news to worry about that they are reduced to trying to gin up poutrage that some unknown small college changed its mascot 15 years ago.

Nice work, GOP-TV, I'm sure Reagan would be proud.


This. I pretty much assume its a non-issue as soon as I see that Fox News banner on a story.
 
2013-08-21 01:15:15 AM
Used to go to a school with a mascot of "The Trappers"  Our request for "Got Pelt"  T-Shirts was swiftly and firmly denied.

That is all.
 
2013-08-21 01:15:53 AM
He died at 85 of natural causes, which is pretty amazing when you think about it.
 
2013-08-21 01:15:56 AM

FloydA: What's amazing to me is that Fox News has so little actual news to worry about that they are reduced to trying to gin up poutrage that some unknown small college changed its mascot 15 years ago.

Nice work, GOP-TV, I'm sure Reagan would be proud.


Actually, Fox Noise has a good reason to be interested in it. The 1st Presidential Debate was held there last year. That was the last time their man Mitt had any remote chance of winning.
 
2013-08-21 01:16:06 AM
www.webanswers.com

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rka
2013-08-21 01:17:47 AM
As someone who had to listen to chuckle head DU alums make hay over my alma maters nickname issues I say "suck it DU. Suck it long and hard."

And then you fired your only hockey coach in 30 years that could field a consistently winning team.

Hahahaha!
 
2013-08-21 01:17:54 AM
I don't see why some people are so offended by references to US expansion just because of the Indians.  They were technologically and culturally unsophisticated and were naturally displaced by those who were not.  This has happened countless times throughout history, and nobody owes anybody an apology for it.
 
2013-08-21 01:19:57 AM

JesusJuice: I don't see why some people are so offended by references to US expansion just because of the Indians.  They were technologically and culturally unsophisticated and were naturally displaced by those who were not.  This has happened countless times throughout history, and nobody owes anybody an apology for it.


The myth of the noble savage is alive and well in academia.
 
2013-08-21 01:20:14 AM
Daniel Boone was a great big jerk, yes, a stupid jerk!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32sZNtTDWrQ
 
2013-08-21 01:21:42 AM

FloydA: What's amazing to me is that Fox News has so little actual news to worry about that they are reduced to trying to gin up poutrage that some unknown small college changed its mascot 15 years ago.

Nice work, GOP-TV, I'm sure Reagan would be proud.


I dunno.  Ronald Regan was an extremely petty dude.
 
2013-08-21 01:22:38 AM
As a white man of American woodsman hillpeople descent, I am offended they retired this great mascot.

OFFENDED.  Now cater to me to make me feel less offended.  give me stuff.  I dont get to be offended very often.
 
2013-08-21 01:23:14 AM
Best not to exclude anyone. Or offend anyone. Even theoretical anyones.

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2013-08-21 01:27:00 AM

JesusJuice: I don't see why some people are so offended by references to US expansion just because of the Indians.  They were technologically and culturally unsophisticated and were naturally displaced by those who were not.  This has happened countless times throughout history, and nobody owes anybody an apology for it.


CULTURALLY unsophisticated? Ummm, no.

They were out-gunned, yes. They were susceptible to being victimized by a capitalism they had never encountered, and they were totally unprepared for the effect that europeanization of the territory would have on their way of life.

Culturally, however, they may have been very different but certainly they were no less sophisticated. Indeed, if one judges a culture by its social conscience, harmony with its living environment and equality of living standards across its demographics, they were way ahead of any of the Euro-Trash that paddled across the Pond to settle the "new" world.
 
2013-08-21 01:27:19 AM

JesusJuice: I don't see why some people are so offended by references to US expansion just because of the Indians.  They were technologically and culturally unsophisticated and were naturally displaced by those who were not.  This has happened countless times throughout history, and nobody owes anybody an apology for it.


Moors, Romans, Ottomans, Crusaders, Egyptians, Americans, Chinese, Japanese, Conquistadors... the list goes on and on. It's only very, very recently in relative history where this hasn't been a fact of life. The end of WWII is pretty much when that stopped. Blame the atomic bomb for that, otherwise it would still be going on (and even then it still does at a much smaller scale and is usually beaten back).
 
2013-08-21 01:27:57 AM

JesusJuice: I don't see why some people are so offended by references to US expansion just because of the Indians.  They were technologically and culturally unsophisticated and were naturally displaced by those who were not.  This has happened countless times throughout history, and nobody owes anybody an apology for it.


95% of the native Americans who died never saw a white man, disease spread far faster than settlers.  The first white men found huge empty cities in the Mississippi region.  Even if Europeans had come with the best intentions, most of the natives were doomed.
 
2013-08-21 01:30:08 AM
How about the Denver University Hermaphrodites.  Have them mixed race and that way we won't offend *cough* anyone.
 
2013-08-21 01:32:13 AM
"University officials also claim that Boone was not up for consideration because of a consensus by the student body that it wanted an entirely new mascot - despite numerous Facebook postings to the contrary."

Numerous Facebook postings? Well, that's a refudiation right there....
 
2013-08-21 01:35:41 AM
Gather 'round kids, It's CSB time ...

In high school I worked at a Carl's Jr. as an assistant manager. We kept getting an application for "Daniel Boone" that we kept tossing it along with the other joke applications we got on a regular basis. Well one day, this kid and his mom come in furious demanding to know why we never contact her son. (It was a different time.) Turns out, the kid's name really was "Daniel Boone" and was in fact a distant ancestor of the famous explorer.

And they all lived happily ever after, THE END.

Now, its time for grandpa's sponge bath.
 
2013-08-21 01:36:36 AM
Daniel Boone was a great big guy,
Yes, a really big guy!
He knocks down trees and frightens off bees
So they'll cry--
 
2013-08-21 01:36:46 AM
"Later, his image and legend fell victim to revisionist ACTUAL history as he became associated with the forceful displacement of Native Americans from their land."

fark you fox news.
 
2013-08-21 01:37:00 AM

JesusJuice: I don't see why some people are so offended by references to US expansion just because of the Indians.  They were technologically and culturally unsophisticated and were naturally displaced by those who were not.  This has happened countless times throughout history, and nobody owes anybody an apology for it.


Genocide is painless.  It brings on many changes.  And I can take or leave it if I please.
 
2013-08-21 01:38:21 AM
Daniel Boone was anti-slavery, and did a lot to convince the politicians of his day to treat the Indians fairly (or what passed for fairly back then). Also, his sister was my something-great grandmother. (Legit, my grandmother spent her 20 year retirement doing a genealogy at a level of detail that would give ancestry.com the shiats. I don't know how many greats because I can't be arsed to go downstairs and look it up.) I don't think he wore a coon-skin cap. I thought that was Crocket, that asshole.
 
2013-08-21 01:38:53 AM
Pat Boone, sure, but Daniel?
 
2013-08-21 01:39:00 AM

Prophet of Loss: In high school I worked at a Carl's Jr. as an assistant manager. We kept getting an application for "Daniel Boone" that we kept tossing it along with the other joke applications we got on a regular basis. Well one day, this kid and his mom come in furious demanding to know why we never contact her son. (It was a different time.) Turns out, the kid's name really was "Daniel Boone" and was in fact a distant ancestor of the famous explorer.


Well? Did he get the interview?

DID HE GET THE FARKING INTERVIEW?

DID HE?


You can't leave us hanging like that Cool Story Bro guy

/Bro's don't do that...
 
2013-08-21 01:39:32 AM

Shostie: I heard in my Intro to Social Issues class that Daniel Boone once raped a black woman and ate the baby.


Nine months is a long time to wait for a meal.  Especially after you've worked up your appetite with a good rapin'.
 
2013-08-21 01:42:09 AM
FTFA:  "Boone was a polarizing figure that did not reflect the growing diversity of the UD community, but rather was an image that many women, persons of color, international students and faculty members found difficult to relate to as defining the pioneering spirit," Chancellor Robert Coombe said in a March letter to the school community.

After reading that drivel, I think their new mascot should be a joint.  At the games, just have some guy dressed up in a giant, rubber joint costume.  It could even glow and emit smoke at the top, which would be perfect.

Nothing 'defines Colorado's pioneering spirit' any better than that.
 
2013-08-21 01:44:41 AM

fusillade762: Nine months is a long time to wait for a meal. Especially after you've worked up your appetite with a good rapin'.


He ate barr''s in the meantime. Mean old grizzly ones, that he killed with his bare hands. He was the Chuck Norris of his time. Do you know what happens when you fark with Chuck Norris? No? Well, nobody else knows either because nobody lives to tell the tale. It was the same with Daniel Boone.

/spits into spittoon
 
2013-08-21 01:45:54 AM
FloydA must not be a college hockey fan. DU is a premier hockey school.
 
2013-08-21 01:46:54 AM

timujin: Highroller48: Daniel Boone was a goon. He was an asshole.

What'd he do that made him an asshole?

/not being defensive, actually curious and I'd like to get your take rather than what Wikipedia or other sources might say


He destroyed test so the redditors are all butthurt.
 
2013-08-21 01:48:20 AM
 
2013-08-21 02:06:25 AM
What I find offensive is that the head of the school used the term "persons of color" in the story.
 
2013-08-21 02:09:08 AM

FloydA: What's amazing to me is that Fox News has so little actual news to worry about that they are reduced to trying to gin up poutrage that some unknown small college changed its mascot 15 years ago.

Nice work, GOP-TV, I'm sure Reagan would be proud.


Unknown small college? Lol
Perhaps you're just ignorant?
 
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