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(Portland Press Herald)   After high school drops Redskins mascot, town renames a street "Redskin's Drive." With apostrophe, because that makes it "less controversial"   (pressherald.com) divider line 106
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2014-08-22 07:49:25 PM  
*twitches*
 
2014-08-22 08:12:34 PM  
The town has gone potato
 
2014-08-22 09:28:21 PM  
But see, with the apostrophe it's like the injun *owns* the road, so you know he's rich and successful and whatnot.  Probably owns his own casino.

/on a side note, I'm glad to see rsdb.org is still up and running after all these years.
 
2014-08-22 10:15:19 PM  
Well, at least they are giving back some land....
 
2014-08-22 10:19:04 PM  
Do they drive or ride horses?
 
2014-08-22 10:20:17 PM  
politicalblindspot.com
 
2014-08-22 10:21:17 PM  
Is this R word the racist word for Native Americans?
 
2014-08-22 10:21:24 PM  
img.fark.net

"Because it's your road"
 
2014-08-22 10:21:50 PM  
Why is there a problem? I happen to think they are great. I love them with butter and salt.
 
2014-08-22 10:23:27 PM  

nyseattitude: Is this R word the racist word for Native Americans?


Here's a hint, if you use #-word to avoid feeling racist, it's probably a racist word.
 
2014-08-22 10:24:01 PM  
Oh no, I only get ten free articles a month, and I just used up one on this stupid article about a bunch of stupid people who named a road something stupid, racist, and insulting.

farking stupid.
 
2014-08-22 10:24:42 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Well, at least they are giving back some land....


Doesn't that make them...
have reser.. call up an order a table in advance?/

I suppose "Racist Shiatskin haters who aren't Affiliated with the KKK or Nazis" drive was already taken?
 
2014-08-22 10:26:48 PM  

Omahawg: [politicalblindspot.com image 736x474]


I _so_ want a NYJ cap.

/and not the goddamned Jets
 
2014-08-22 10:27:12 PM  

nyseattitude: Is this R word the racist word for Native Americans?


Some say yes and some say no. Some of the ones who say yes have sticks up their butts; kind of like brainy smurf. Do I get upset about Notre Dame's mascot just because they imply that the Irish fight? Nope. Most of the real Native Americans I know, and I do know a few, see it as a symbol of pride that people of all nationalities want to be Indians.
 
2014-08-22 10:28:34 PM  
I think an exclamation point would be more appropriate.
 
2014-08-22 10:31:44 PM  
I'm [allegedly] 1/32 Penobscot so get off my road.
 
2014-08-22 10:32:10 PM  

NathanAllen: nyseattitude: Is this R word the racist word for Native Americans?

Here's a hint, if you use #-word to avoid feeling racist, it's probably a racist word.


iheartscotch: nyseattitude: Is this R word the racist word for Native Americans?

Some say yes and some say no. Some of the ones who say yes have sticks up their butts; kind of like brainy smurf. Do I get upset about Notre Dame's mascot just because they imply that the Irish fight? Nope. Most of the real Native Americans I know, and I do know a few, see it as a symbol of pride that people of all nationalities want to be Indians.


Thanks
 
2014-08-22 10:32:15 PM  
I'm glad all these teams are changing their names and mascots. I've never understood why a athletic franchise would want to be associated with lazy, dim-witted alcoholics.
 
2014-08-22 10:33:09 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Omahawg: [politicalblindspot.com image 736x474]

I _so_ want a NYJ cap.

/and not the goddamned Jets


honestly, a team called the Iowa Germans might make me almost give a damn about sports

bier ist gut! arbeit macht frei! You won't win! Don't you see?
 
Al!
2014-08-22 10:33:14 PM  

iheartscotch: nyseattitude: Is this R word the racist word for Native Americans?

Some say yes and some say no. Some of the ones who say yes have sticks up their butts; kind of like brainy smurf. Do I get upset about Notre Dame's mascot just because they imply that the Irish fight? Nope. Most of the real Native Americans I know, and I do know a few, see it as a symbol of pride that people of all nationalities want to be Indians.


Pretty much this.  I know a lot of people offended by it.  I know a lot of Native Americans and I don't know a single Native American offended by it.
 
2014-08-22 10:33:43 PM  

dookdookdook: But see, with the apostrophe it's like the injun *owns* the road, so you know he's rich and successful and whatnot.


Attractive and successful, that is.
 
2014-08-22 10:39:45 PM  

iheartscotch: nyseattitude: Is this R word the racist word for Native Americans?

Some say yes and some say no. Some of the ones who say yes have sticks up their butts; kind of like brainy smurf. Do I get upset about Notre Dame's mascot just because they imply that the Irish fight? Nope. Most of the real Native Americans I know, and I do know a few, see it as a symbol of pride that people of all nationalities want to be Indians.


You can't be raciat against the Irish. Its in the rulebook.

/Irish
//aleprechaunist
 
2014-08-22 10:41:05 PM  

Omahawg: ArcadianRefugee: Omahawg: [politicalblindspot.com image 736x474]

I _so_ want a NYJ cap.

/and not the goddamned Jets

honestly, a team called the Iowa Germans might make me almost give a damn about sports

bier ist gut! arbeit macht frei! You won't win! Don't you see?


So what would their motto be if the coach wanted them to work harder before they could leave practice?
 
2014-08-22 10:41:14 PM  
How can you enjoy a high school football game if you can't imagine you're "stickin' it to the libs and minorities" at the same time?
 
2014-08-22 10:41:27 PM  

Omahawg: [politicalblindspot.com image 736x474]


Holy fark that's hilariously terrible and accurate.
 
2014-08-22 10:42:07 PM  
There are a few of the remaining "Native" Atlanta folks that recall our "Atlanta Crackers" baseball team. I was quite the young lad when they had a name change to the "Atlanta Braves". Not sure which name would be considered more offensive anymore, but as quite the white honkey, I'm personally good with either one.

/not sure why they were previously named for something that went good with soup.....
 
2014-08-22 10:43:03 PM  
Most people up in arms over this are just jumping on the bandwagon. "Oh, I always felt weird about the name"...stfu, no you farking didn't, you poser farks.
 
2014-08-22 10:43:53 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-22 10:44:21 PM  
Redd's Kin?

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-22 10:44:49 PM  

Barnabus_Duke: There are a few of the remaining "Native" Atlanta folks that recall our "Atlanta Crackers" baseball team. I was quite the young lad when they had a name change to the "Atlanta Braves". Not sure which name would be considered more offensive anymore, but as quite the white honkey, I'm personally good with either one.

/not sure why they were previously named for something that went good with soup.....


Fun fact: the Redskins were called the Braves back in their Boston days. Wonder what would the reaction would be if they went back to that.
 
2014-08-22 10:45:20 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Most people up in arms over this are just jumping on the bandwagon. "Oh, I always felt weird about the name"...stfu, no you farking didn't, you poser farks.


Yeah, just like slavery.
 
2014-08-22 10:49:52 PM  
HTTR
 
2014-08-22 10:51:18 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: iheartscotch: nyseattitude: Is this R word the racist word for Native Americans?

Some say yes and some say no. Some of the ones who say yes have sticks up their butts; kind of like brainy smurf. Do I get upset about Notre Dame's mascot just because they imply that the Irish fight? Nope. Most of the real Native Americans I know, and I do know a few, see it as a symbol of pride that people of all nationalities want to be Indians.

You can't be raciat against the Irish. Its in the rulebook.

/Irish
//aleprechaunist


Yep. Having red hair, being prone to serious sunburns and being prone to alcoholism are, apparently, not criteria for a protected class.

/ I, personally, do not have red hair and neither do any of my relatives. My great grandmother seemed to feel that was a good thing; as she felt it was evidence we hadn't mixed with the smelly French. Her words.
 
2014-08-22 10:52:25 PM  
There are redskin potatoes, so it's oddly appropriate, under the circumstances.
 
2014-08-22 10:52:54 PM  

jtown: I'm [allegedly] 1/32 Penobscot so get off my road.


www.wearysloth.com?

not obscure
 
2014-08-22 10:55:25 PM  
"Unbelievable" - Kent Davison
 
2014-08-22 10:55:33 PM  

dstanley: *twitches*


This
 
2014-08-22 10:56:18 PM  

Omahawg: [politicalblindspot.com image 736x474]


I thought the Cleveland Indians got a pass out of honor for Jim Thorpe.
 
2014-08-22 10:57:34 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Barnabus_Duke: There are a few of the remaining "Native" Atlanta folks that recall our "Atlanta Crackers" baseball team. I was quite the young lad when they had a name change to the "Atlanta Braves". Not sure which name would be considered more offensive anymore, but as quite the white honkey, I'm personally good with either one.

/not sure why they were previously named for something that went good with soup.....

Fun fact: the Redskins were called the Braves back in their Boston days. Wonder what would the reaction would be if they went back to that.


(Your FARK handle, I like!) It would not do for me to own that Washington team now that you have given me that info! I tend to love to pizz folks off that worry about such PC things. :)
 
2014-08-22 10:58:12 PM  
Blow me, biatch
 
2014-08-22 10:58:15 PM  

kendelrio: Omahawg: ArcadianRefugee: Omahawg: [politicalblindspot.com image 736x474]

I _so_ want a NYJ cap.

/and not the goddamned Jets

honestly, a team called the Iowa Germans might make me almost give a damn about sports

bier ist gut! arbeit macht frei! You won't win! Don't you see?

So what would their motto be if the coach wanted them to work harder before they could leave practice?


bier ist gut/arbeit macht frei/we're gonna win/'cause our porn has pee!

goooooo germans!
 
2014-08-22 11:02:20 PM  
Intersects with Holocaust Lane.

I love how the apologists on Fark go from "Native Indians never had a problem with this" to "the many Native Indians I claim to known have no problem with this" to "the Native Indians who have a problem with this aren't real Native Indians anyway."
 
2014-08-22 11:02:35 PM  

Omahawg: kendelrio: Omahawg: ArcadianRefugee: Omahawg: [politicalblindspot.com image 736x474]

I _so_ want a NYJ cap.

/and not the goddamned Jets

honestly, a team called the Iowa Germans might make me almost give a damn about sports

bier ist gut! arbeit macht frei! You won't win! Don't you see?

So what would their motto be if the coach wanted them to work harder before they could leave practice?

bier ist gut/arbeit macht frei/we're gonna win/'cause our porn has pee!

goooooo germans!


mein Hund hat keine Nase. wie kann er riechen? schrecklich/ my dog has no nose. how can he smell? terrible.
 
2014-08-22 11:03:06 PM  
It's alright as long as the Redskin in question is a man. Otherwise, it's completely unacceptable.
 
2014-08-22 11:04:11 PM  
The people offened by the Redskins name...are they also offended by the team names: Cowboys (the people who fought the Native Americans) or the Patriots (the people who stole their land)?
 
2014-08-22 11:05:34 PM  

jtown: I'm [allegedly] 1/32 Penobscot so get off my road.


www.gender-focus.com
 
2014-08-22 11:06:28 PM  
www.paperlinks.org
Wouldn't want to offend any 'native americans', even though new evidence supports the theory that aboriginal Australians traversed the Pacific and settled thousands of years before them, only to be slaughtered by the new arrivals from Asia...
 
2014-08-22 11:07:21 PM  

Barnabus_Duke: Atlanta folks that recall our "Atlanta Crackers" baseball team. I was quite the young lad when they had a name change to the "Atlanta Braves"


Nope. The Crackers were in the minor leagues.
 

The Braves moved to Atlanta from Milwaukee. Before that they were the Boston Braves.
 
2014-08-22 11:14:28 PM  

jaytkay: Barnabus_Duke: Atlanta folks that recall our "Atlanta Crackers" baseball team. I was quite the young lad when they had a name change to the "Atlanta Braves"

Nope. The Crackers were in the minor leagues.
 

The Braves moved to Atlanta from Milwaukee. Before that they were the Boston Braves.


Really? there was actually a team called "Atlanta Crackers".

How about "White Pieces of Shiat"? that would be good.
 
2014-08-22 11:16:13 PM  
So what about the Atlanta Braves? I don't think most people give a crap about the Redskins name. It's just a few that are busting their chops over it. Dan Snyder should stick to his guns on this. Heck if he's Rich enough and gets tired of it, don't sell the team just shut it down, say we're not playing anymore & give the NFL the finger.
 
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