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(Yahoo)   "Hey, I'd really like to hear Sarah Palin's views about the Washington Redskins name controversy," said no sane person, ever   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 352
    More: Stupid, Sarah Palin, Redskins, political media, Phil Simms, Kirk Cousins  
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2014-08-25 10:40:09 PM  
They should name the team in honor of Sarah Palin- The Washington Word Salad.
 
2014-08-25 10:41:47 PM  
blogchef.net
 
2014-08-25 10:56:26 PM  
Sarah Palin won a medal of honor at wounded knee
 
2014-08-25 11:19:29 PM  
Sister Sarah is going to explain to you how "Redskins" and "Rednecks" mean the same thing in these very United States if America.

Why you can't see it already is troubling.
 
2014-08-25 11:50:11 PM  
You know, I didn't see what the big deal was about the name, and really didn't care. Now that Wasilla Evita has spoken out against the change, I have decided that I want the Redskins name to go away immediately. Sometimes it takes the opinions of troglodytes to make you take a firm position on something.
 
2014-08-25 11:57:16 PM  

Doktor_Zhivago: Sarah Palin won a medal of honor at wounded knee


she got an arrow in the knee ?
 
2014-08-25 11:58:33 PM  

namatad: Doktor_Zhivago: Sarah Palin won a medal of honor at wounded knee

she got an arrow in the knee ?


It stopped halfway through
 
2014-08-26 12:08:17 AM  

HawgWild: [blogchef.net image 500x333]


fark, now I'm hungry.
 
2014-08-26 12:09:46 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: namatad: Doktor_Zhivago: Sarah Palin won a medal of honor at wounded knee

she got an arrow in the knee ?

It stopped halfway through


No, it went all the way through. She only pulled it halfway out.
 
2014-08-26 12:25:04 AM  

grumpfuff: HawgWild: [blogchef.net image 500x333]

fark, now I'm hungry.


Did it make your taco pop?
 
2014-08-26 12:44:07 AM  
i.imgur.com

The thing about fish tacos is that you really need the crispiness of the fried batter. Lettuce won't do either---you need the resilience of thinly sliced cabbage to push back again both the crisping and your bite action. As far as sauce, I prefer either a zesty light sour cream-style dressing or a hot smooth red tomatillo to balance the meatiness of the corn tortilla. Must be corn. But I actually don't think those dressings are absolutely necessary. What IS necessary is fresh lime juice to sprinkle just before you bite. The fresher, the better. Without fresh lime juice, even battered crispy fish tacos run the risk of being incredibly disappointing.
 
2014-08-26 12:51:36 AM  

The sofa: And here we are again with people talking about her and expressing their hate rather than just ignoring her.

This place is amazingly totally predictable.


If I were in charge any submission regarding Palin would be instantly deleted

/I don't do things half way
//I also wouldn't be making as much money for clicks from those who can't stop submitting them
 
2014-08-26 12:52:07 AM  
The Wasington Tacos. I like it.
 
2014-08-26 01:03:22 AM  
i.imgur.com

TFA does a good job of explaining the process by which a minor dispute between native people who are reasonably aggrieved at what they see as a slur, versus some fans who act out of excusable ingorance, versus the branding/marketing guys who don't want to spend the money or take the risk associated coming up with a new logo for a sports team, gets turned into a hyperpartisan derpfest.

/we could just ignore her.
//But since that's not going to happen, tacos. Tacos errywhar. Have you ever just taken a bunch of homemade chili, some lettuce, green onions, and your choice of cheese, sour creme, or even something weird like creme fraiche, and just wrapped it up in naan bread or a stuffed pita? It's technically not a taco, but it's pretty damn good. Especially when you've had a few beers and are basically caught up on your Farking for the night. Let's just talk about sandwiches, whether open-faced or closed, and the existential quandary of whether or not the taco is the 180-degree limit of the 0-degree base case of the open-faced sandwich, or the 180-degree lower limit of the burrito, whose angle of wrap typically ranges from 360 to 720-degrees. The taco is homeomorphically equivalent to both, which makes this all the more confusing.
///Tacos. Errywhar.
 
2014-08-26 01:37:03 AM  
Oooooooo. Oh yeah! I get to post both the Sarah Palin debate pic AND the Cleveland Indians pic.
 
2014-08-26 01:38:49 AM  
 
2014-08-26 01:40:02 AM  
 
2014-08-26 01:51:15 AM  
Therefore make a thread about it. Okay.
 
2014-08-26 03:22:43 AM  
They just need to rename a variety of potato "redskin" and they're safe.
 
2014-08-26 03:35:54 AM  
Nice to see Seth Meyers had the time to submit some headlines, despite his Emmy hosting duties.
 
2014-08-26 04:49:11 AM  

namatad: Doktor_Zhivago: Sarah Palin won a medal of honor at wounded knee

she got an arrow in the knee ?


Hmm. Was she limping noticeably when she quit as Governor of Alaska?
 
2014-08-26 06:17:37 AM  

The sofa: bigpeeler: Therefore make a thread about it. Okay.

Misogynists got to hate.
Advertisers got to have their clicks.


Dunno that it's misogyny. Rush Limbaugh still gets threads for the stupid shiat he says too. And hell, he's never even held a public office.
 
2014-08-26 06:18:02 AM  

The sofa: Misogynists got to hate.


wut?
 
2014-08-26 06:23:41 AM  
I think we should hear from a real Native American on this issue.

www.slate.com
 
2014-08-26 06:25:11 AM  
The Washington Resignations. There's a name Mama Grizzly can support
 
2014-08-26 06:28:55 AM  

The sofa: And here we are again with people talking about her and expressing their hate rather than just ignoring her.

This place is amazingly totally predictable.



Why again should people ignore her? So Fark Independents can pretend that they didn't want her one heartbeat away from the presidency? Sorry. You may not like that people laugh at you when you tell them you voted for the Prom Queen In Chief, but those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.

The sofa: There is always going to be something that offends people.

The Red Mesa school in a Navajo reservation uses the same name. They understand it is a symbol if pride, not liberal butthurt.

Now what about the NY Giants? That clearly is both anti-small people and somewhat racist. There are more short people than native Americans so we really need to tackle that first.



Yeah, why can't Native Americans understand when we whitesplain to them why they shouldn't be offended. It'd be nice if they'd show some gratitude for once, at least for all the free blankets and fire water we gave them.
 
2014-08-26 06:31:02 AM  

iron de havilland: namatad: Doktor_Zhivago: Sarah Palin won a medal of honor at wounded knee

she got an arrow in the knee ?

Hmm. Was she limping noticeably when she quit as Governor of Alaska?


Dunno about that but she *was* walking a little funny after her date with Glen Rice.

On topic?

I've never really found the term "Redskins" particularly emotionally charged or derogatory but there are apparently a few people who do and if changing the name of the team makes them happy *and* pisses off the Queen of the Grifters then I'm gonna call that move a win.
 
2014-08-26 06:32:13 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-26 06:32:40 AM  
Hey hey, at long last a thread that is relevant to mt Fark log-in. It only took me 13 years.


Seriously though, Dan Snyder is an effing moron. If he had the right PR/branding guys (or girls) they would have changed the name years ago, made a huge deal out of it, been "good guys" instead of bad guys, and also MADE A MINT.

Beyond the face that Snyder has shown zero interest in what is right or wrong, I am not sure why he doesn't realize that if this were put in the proper context and done the right way, it would make him piles of money.

Know why Lebron keeps changing jersey numbers? $$$$$ Why do teams have throwback nights and sell the jerseys? $$$$$

Snyder can do the *right* thing for the *wrong* reason and add to his piles of money.
 
2014-08-26 06:36:28 AM  

The sofa: bigpeeler: Therefore make a thread about it. Okay.

Misogynists got to hate.
Advertisers got to have their clicks.


Hmm, there may be a point here. The existence of the Plain validates much of the myths and stereotypes misogynists believe and as such actually perpetrates misogyny. And as such, mentioning her name should be in violation of the rules as it's equivalent to an ethnic slur. Therefore I propose that any mention of the post turtle be filtered.
 
2014-08-26 06:37:11 AM  

The sofa: Misogynists got to hate.
Advertisers got to have their clicks.


Aww, you're just mad that we refuse to forget that you wanted her to be Vice President. If reminding people that Republicans have poor judgement means a daily Sarah Palin thread, fine with me.
 
2014-08-26 06:42:44 AM  

SquiggsIN: wecanjustignoreher.jpg


Not when nearly half the country wanted this former sportscaster and reality show huckster to be second in line to get the launch codes, and especially not when many of those people still parrot every vapid thought on domestic and foreign policy that goes through her overtanned, Valium-filled head.

If you voted for her, I'm sorry, but you'll just have to own it.
 
2014-08-26 06:45:15 AM  
I so don't understand what the problem is here.

Washington Redskins honor the American Indians. There's a reason why football teams pick fearsome names. They are tough; mighty warriors. Like the Vikings. How many successful teams are called, "The Boxelder bugs" or "The Sloths".
 
2014-08-26 06:50:01 AM  

Destructor: I so don't understand what the problem is here.

Washington Redskins honor the American Indians. There's a reason why football teams pick fearsome names. They are tough; mighty warriors. Like the Vikings. How many successful teams are called, "The Boxelder bugs" or "The Sloths".


That argument is so old an archaeologist found it written on the walls of a cave.
 
2014-08-26 06:58:14 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The sofa: And here we are again with people talking about her and expressing their hate rather than just ignoring her.

This place is amazingly totally predictable.

If I were in charge any submission regarding Palin would be instantly deleted


But by adding to the post count, you have increased the chance of more Palin greenlights.
You have both failed at step 1 of ignoring. Predictably.
 
2014-08-26 06:58:16 AM  

Cozret: Destructor: I so don't understand what the problem is here.

Washington Redskins honor the American Indians. There's a reason why football teams pick fearsome names. They are tough; mighty warriors. Like the Vikings. How many successful teams are called, "The Boxelder bugs" or "The Sloths".

That argument is so old an archaeologist found it written on the walls of a cave.



You're missing the point. It's okay to name your team after people that conservatives find scary. That said, they're already pitching some other mascots just in case the PC police doesn't want to let up on the Redskins.

You can choose from the Washington Urban Guys Standing Behind You At The ATM at 2:00 A.M., The Washington Disability Claims Investigators, or The Washington Craigslist Ad Responses Accidentally E-Mailed to Your Wife.
 
2014-08-26 07:01:08 AM  

Cozret: Destructor: I so don't understand what the problem is here.

Washington Redskins honor the American Indians. There's a reason why football teams pick fearsome names. They are tough; mighty warriors. Like the Vikings. How many successful teams are called, "The Boxelder bugs" or "The Sloths".

That argument is so old an archaeologist found it written on the walls of a cave.


"Redskins is a racial slur whereas Vikings or Sloths--AUUUGGGHHhhhh"

/maybe he was dictating it
 
2014-08-26 07:03:19 AM  

Destructor: I so don't understand what the problem is here.

Washington Redskins honor the American Indians. There's a reason why football teams pick fearsome names. They are tough; mighty warriors. Like the Vikings. How many successful teams are called, "The Boxelder bugs" or "The Sloths".


Shouldn't it be up to American Indians to decide what honors them?
 
2014-08-26 07:03:34 AM  
I love how they bring up Rush Limbaugh. LOL How long did he last in the NFL before he was fired for racism?
 
2014-08-26 07:04:20 AM  
So Palin supports Ditka?

What about the Superfans?

And what if Mini Ditka had the opposite opinion?
 
2014-08-26 07:05:10 AM  

Destructor: I so don't understand what the problem is here.

Washington Redskins honor the American Indians. There's a reason why football teams pick fearsome names. They are tough; mighty warriors. Like the Vikings.


which is why I don't have an issue with "the braves" or "the chiefs".

But redskins is an out and out racial slur.

Destructor: How many successful teams are called, "The Boxelder bugs" or "The Sloths".


you...really think a name is what makes a team successful?? LOL!
 
2014-08-26 07:05:29 AM  
It's not a racist name because I like it, and I couldn't possibly be a racist. Furthermore . . .
 
2014-08-26 07:07:07 AM  
I love how the group that considers "happy holidays" to be a direct attack on them can't see how other people might not like "redskins".
 
2014-08-26 07:07:27 AM  

Destructor: I so don't understand what the problem is here.

Washington Redskins honor the American Indians. There's a reason why football teams pick fearsome names. They are tough; mighty warriors. Like the Vikings. How many successful teams are called, "The Boxelder bugs" or "The Sloths".


tough like the saints and cardinals.
 
2014-08-26 07:10:07 AM  
I think the Baltimore Ravens honors goth mentally ill alcoholic poets.
 
2014-08-26 07:11:43 AM  

Dedmon: Destructor: I so don't understand what the problem is here.

Washington Redskins honor the American Indians. There's a reason why football teams pick fearsome names. They are tough; mighty warriors. Like the Vikings. How many successful teams are called, "The Boxelder bugs" or "The Sloths".

tough like the saints and cardinals.


Tough like a teletubbie.

 upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-08-26 07:14:49 AM  

Dedmon: Destructor: I so don't understand what the problem is here.

Washington Redskins honor the American Indians. There's a reason why football teams pick fearsome names. They are tough; mighty warriors. Like the Vikings. How many successful teams are called, "The Boxelder bugs" or "The Sloths".

tough like the saints and cardinals.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-26 07:17:05 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Dedmon: Destructor: I so don't understand what the problem is here.

Washington Redskins honor the American Indians. There's a reason why football teams pick fearsome names. They are tough; mighty warriors. Like the Vikings. How many successful teams are called, "The Boxelder bugs" or "The Sloths".

tough like the saints and cardinals.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 638x638]


"Thanks for all the fish... biatch."
 
2014-08-26 07:17:17 AM  
I would prefer that they keep the name, but you got to give the PC or else crowd some credit here. When two of the biggest political bottom feeders going (Palin & Limbaugh) spout out about the issue, they immediately push them front and center to show: "see, you're on the side of the scum sucking asswipes!".

I have been referring to the PC or else crowd as twits. Better make that cunningly insidious twits.
 
2014-08-26 07:20:15 AM  

The Why Not Guy: I love how the group that considers "happy holidays" to be a direct attack on them can't see how other people might not like "redskins".


The Why Not Guy: I love how the group that considers "happy holidays" to be a direct attack on them can't see how other people might not like "redskins".


The Why Not Guy: I love how the group that considers "happy holidays" to be a direct attack on them can't see how other people might not like "redskins".


The Why Not Guy: I love how the group that considers "happy holidays" to be a direct attack on them can't see how other people might not like "redskins".


/I would really like to qft this a hundred times.
 
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