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(Flathead Beacon)   Montana judge approves change to racist name of lake, which was changed from even more racist name given to it by early residents of nearby town of Caucasianfish   (flatheadbeacon.com) divider line
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2020-10-31 1:31:32 AM  
I protest the unwarranted appropriation of the name of a valued and respected avian species so essential to the delicate ecosystem of northwest Montana. I am proud to be associated with such an honorable representative of birdhood. As the head of Loons for America, I call upon the residents of W-wordfish to retract the insulting appellation. I speak in unity with my feathered fellows, for today, too, I am proud to declare "I AM A LOON"!

/What do expect from a state that named itself after a quarterback?
//Next protest target: Looney Toons.
///Loon Lives Matter
 
2020-10-31 1:49:55 AM  

felching pen: I protest the unwarranted appropriation of the name of a valued and respected avian species so essential to the delicate ecosystem of northwest Montana. I am proud to be associated with such an honorable representative of birdhood. As the head of Loons for America, I call upon the residents of W-wordfish to retract the insulting appellation. I speak in unity with my feathered fellows, for today, too, I am proud to declare "I AM A LOON"!

/What do expect from a state that named itself after a quarterback?
//Next protest target: Looney Toons.
///Loon Lives Matter


Hey now, they installed a platform so loons could nest there.

Though, if they're lost, I'm not sure how they're going to find it again...
 
2020-10-31 7:09:03 AM  
In the filing, Jacobs also noted that Lost Coon was a "compromise" name after "(N-word) Lake" was deemed too offensive.

Who named this lake, Rick Perry's family?
 
2020-10-31 7:17:18 AM  
Man, with a name like that...
In a state like that..?

I'd dredge the lake!
I bet there a whole lot of Unsolved Mysteries in the bottom of that thing!

Somebody must have seen something at least once, because that's how things get named.
 
2020-10-31 7:18:49 AM  
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What a lost coon may look like.
 
2020-10-31 7:19:36 AM  

felching pen: I protest the unwarranted appropriation of the name of a valued and respected avian species so essential to the delicate ecosystem of northwest Montana. I am proud to be associated with such an honorable representative of birdhood. As the head of Loons for America, I call upon the residents of W-wordfish to retract the insulting appellation. I speak in unity with my feathered fellows, for today, too, I am proud to declare "I AM A LOON"!

/What do expect from a state that named itself after a quarterback?
//Next protest target: Looney Toons.
///Loon Lives Matter


You're going to need one hell of a bird lawyer.
 
2020-10-31 7:30:22 AM  

Eravior: felching pen: I protest the unwarranted appropriation of the name of a valued and respected avian species so essential to the delicate ecosystem of northwest Montana. I am proud to be associated with such an honorable representative of birdhood. As the head of Loons for America, I call upon the residents of W-wordfish to retract the insulting appellation. I speak in unity with my feathered fellows, for today, too, I am proud to declare "I AM A LOON"!

/What do expect from a state that named itself after a quarterback?
//Next protest target: Looney Toons.
///Loon Lives Matter

You're going to need one hell of a bird lawyer.


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2020-10-31 7:30:37 AM  

Gordon Bennett: In the filing, Jacobs also noted that Lost Coon was a "compromise" name after "(N-word) Lake" was deemed too offensive.

Who named this lake, Rick Perry's family?


Have Trump visit just so we can tell him to get lost.
 
2020-10-31 7:33:21 AM  
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Finally renamed that son-of-a-biatch
 
2020-10-31 7:42:26 AM  
The lake was originally called "N-word" lake. It was change to Coon lake as a compromise in the middle of the last century.
 
2020-10-31 7:44:21 AM  

DerAppie: Eravior: felching pen: I protest the unwarranted appropriation of the name of a valued and respected avian species so essential to the delicate ecosystem of northwest Montana. I am proud to be associated with such an honorable representative of birdhood. As the head of Loons for America, I call upon the residents of W-wordfish to retract the insulting appellation. I speak in unity with my feathered fellows, for today, too, I am proud to declare "I AM A LOON"!

/What do expect from a state that named itself after a quarterback?
//Next protest target: Looney Toons.
///Loon Lives Matter

You're going to need one hell of a bird lawyer.

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on a same  note

Black Vulcan Vs Racial Profiling
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2020-10-31 7:48:42 AM  

Catlenfell: The lake was originally called "N-word" lake. It was change to Coon lake as a compromise in the middle of the last century.


What I don't get is why were they compromising with racists who just needed the name to be a slur. Just change the damn name to something inoffensive THE FIRST Time and this wouldn't be an issue. And the new name is still a name derived from the slur name instead of something completely new and innocuous. Dumbasses.
 
2020-10-31 7:49:47 AM  
I DEMAND the the poor innocent racoon be protected from the deplorable treatment and racist abuse it's receiving due to the unsuitable name that was forced upon it!

From this day forward they shall be renamed Racpanda!
 
2020-10-31 8:02:48 AM  

DayeOfJustice: Catlenfell: The lake was originally called "N-word" lake. It was change to Coon lake as a compromise in the middle of the last century.

What I don't get is why were they compromising with racists who just needed the name to be a slur. Just change the damn name to something inoffensive THE FIRST Time and this wouldn't be an issue. And the new name is still a name derived from the slur name instead of something completely new and innocuous. Dumbasses.


Because the people who wanted the original name changed were also racist.
 
2020-10-31 8:02:49 AM  

Plissken: [Fark user image image 425x252]
Finally renamed that son-of-a-biatch


First movie I ever saw with my wife.
Yes, we kinda look like them now.
 
2020-10-31 8:12:47 AM  
"Successful and Attractive Person Lake"?
 
2020-10-31 8:23:26 AM  

Olthoi: DayeOfJustice: Catlenfell: The lake was originally called "N-word" lake. It was change to Coon lake as a compromise in the middle of the last century.

What I don't get is why were they compromising with racists who just needed the name to be a slur. Just change the damn name to something inoffensive THE FIRST Time and this wouldn't be an issue. And the new name is still a name derived from the slur name instead of something completely new and innocuous. Dumbasses.

Because the people who wanted the original name changed were also racist.


Of course, but then why the hell does every article about this lake describe the original change as a compromise? Between who? Open racists and people who thought who thought it's better to use the "nicer" slur (so also open racists)? These articles should just call their asses racist and be done.
 
2020-10-31 8:31:54 AM  
Caucasian makes no sense either.  There's a lot to unpack in how we still use that dumb word and the racial taxonomy that created it.

I'll get you started:  Ethiopians are caucasians.
 
2020-10-31 8:36:50 AM  
you can't even say it anymore
 
2020-10-31 8:40:09 AM  
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2020-10-31 8:54:43 AM  

invictus2: DerAppie: Eravior: felching pen: I protest the unwarranted appropriation of the name of a valued and respected avian species so essential to the delicate ecosystem of northwest Montana. I am proud to be associated with such an honorable representative of birdhood. As the head of Loons for America, I call upon the residents of W-wordfish to retract the insulting appellation. I speak in unity with my feathered fellows, for today, too, I am proud to declare "I AM A LOON"!

/What do expect from a state that named itself after a quarterback?
//Next protest target: Looney Toons.
///Loon Lives Matter

You're going to need one hell of a bird lawyer.

[Fark user image 425x319]

on a same  note

[YouTube video: Black Vulcan Vs Racial Profiling]


...m his pants.
 
2020-10-31 8:58:52 AM  

indy_kid: "Successful and Attractive Person Lake"?


I vote for Huey Newton Lake.
 
2020-10-31 9:34:57 AM  
"Loon" is a racist term?
 
2020-10-31 9:51:24 AM  

DayeOfJustice: Catlenfell: The lake was originally called "N-word" lake. It was change to Coon lake as a compromise in the middle of the last century.

What I don't get is why were they compromising with racists who just needed the name to be a slur. Just change the damn name to something inoffensive THE FIRST Time and this wouldn't be an issue. And the new name is still a name derived from the slur name instead of something completely new and innocuous. Dumbasses.


Because it was 1964.
 
2020-10-31 9:52:35 AM  

some_beer_drinker: you can't even say it anymore


Say what?
 
2020-10-31 10:02:31 AM  

jekfark: some_beer_drinker: you can't even say it anymore

Say what?


i don't know.
 
2020-10-31 10:09:05 AM  

jekfark: Because it was 1964.


Yeah, the only logical conclusion is that a significant portion of the owners did not want to change the name. They were perfectly happy living next to a lake named N Lake. I bet those owners quoted "history" and "tradition", and things like that.
 
2020-10-31 10:34:35 AM  
Amusingly, there is also a Cracker Lake nearby.
Cracker Lake Wiki
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2020-10-31 11:13:04 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: Amusingly, there is also a Cracker Lake nearby.
Cracker Lake Wiki
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Still not as catchy as Cracker-Ass Lake.
 
2020-10-31 11:17:10 AM  

felching pen: I protest the unwarranted appropriation of the name of a valued and respected avian species so essential to the delicate ecosystem of northwest Montana. I am proud to be associated with such an honorable representative of birdhood. As the head of Loons for America, I call upon the residents of W-wordfish to retract the insulting appellation. I speak in unity with my feathered fellows, for today, too, I am proud to declare "I AM A LOON"!

/What do expect from a state that named itself after a quarterback?
//Next protest target: Looney Toons.
///Loon Lives Matter


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2020-10-31 12:32:24 PM  

some_beer_drinker: jekfark: some_beer_drinker: you can't even say it anymore

Say what?

i don't know.


Third base!

/fark I'm old
 
2020-10-31 2:22:37 PM  
Now we need to get rid of "N-Word Head Mountain"
 
2020-10-31 2:58:06 PM  
They should have just added a T- Lost Coont Lake
 
2020-10-31 3:08:42 PM  
In 1880s, my mother's paternal-side great-grandparents bought a farm near Marengo, IL. They were from Bohemia & kept the name, which was still in the deeds & on the sign by the gate when I last saw it in 2011: Coon Creek Farm. I always assumed it was named for racoons. I knew the racist connotations but unless the original homesteader had that intent, my family didn't. Now I'm really thinking of it, I'm going to suggest to the current owner ("dog kin" : related but not sure how, it's complicated) to add an apostrophe to indicate abbreviation: 'Coon Creek Farm.

Not everything is racist. Just had a discussion w/ignorant snowflake (looking to be offended about something, anything!) over a song title: "Barco Negro" ("Black Boat" in Portuguese). (BTW: a beautiful piece of music, esp. by fadoista Amalia Rodrigues. Fado is the unique music of Portugal, intrinsic to it's national identity.
 
2020-10-31 3:20:53 PM  
Why haven't they protested to rename the country of Nigeria!?!
 
2020-10-31 3:35:53 PM  

FloriduhGuy: Why haven't they protested to rename the country of Nigeria!?!


Did you hear they banned the color black in Mexico?
 
2020-10-31 4:01:38 PM  
Lurk Who's Talking:

Not everything is racist. Just had a discussion w/ignorant snowflake

And there it is. I bet you have a  'Black "friend" too. Just keep on preserving your heritage, Cletus.
 
2020-10-31 4:08:33 PM  

Eravior: felching pen: I protest the unwarranted appropriation of the name of a valued and respected avian species so essential to the delicate ecosystem of northwest Montana. I am proud to be associated with such an honorable representative of birdhood. As the head of Loons for America, I call upon the residents of W-wordfish to retract the insulting appellation. I speak in unity with my feathered fellows, for today, too, I am proud to declare "I AM A LOON"!

/What do expect from a state that named itself after a quarterback?
//Next protest target: Looney Toons.
///Loon Lives Matter

You're going to need one hell of a bird lawyer.


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2020-10-31 10:27:58 PM  
Back in Quebec in 2015.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre​a​l/11-quebec-sites-that-contain-the-n-w​ord-to-be-renamed-1.3245106

Not sure what they maybe called now, any Quebec Farkers know?
 
2020-11-01 4:37:07 AM  

DayeOfJustice: Olthoi: DayeOfJustice: Catlenfell: The lake was originally called "N-word" lake. It was change to Coon lake as a compromise in the middle of the last century.

What I don't get is why were they compromising with racists who just needed the name to be a slur. Just change the damn name to something inoffensive THE FIRST Time and this wouldn't be an issue. And the new name is still a name derived from the slur name instead of something completely new and innocuous. Dumbasses.

Because the people who wanted the original name changed were also racist.

Of course, but then why the hell does every article about this lake describe the original change as a compromise? Between who? Open racists and people who thought who thought it's better to use the "nicer" slur (so also open racists)? These articles should just call their asses racist and be done.


You really - I can't emphasize this enough - really can NOT find a whiter State than Montana. Even Alaska's less causasian than Montana. A gathering of 7 or more Native Americans is considered a war party and by law, they can be shot.

Not even Anchorage is that racist. I think.
 
2020-11-01 12:10:41 PM  

Bslim: Lurk Who's Talking:

Not everything is racist. Just had a discussion w/ignorant snowflake

And there it is. I bet you have a  'Black "friend" too. Just keep on preserving your heritage, Cletus.


Yeah no. If someone complains about a Portuguese song being called "barco negro" then it really is an ignorant snowflake. Or should the Portuguese language pick a new word for "black" so it won't offend sensibilities in the US?
 
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