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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

How is it true in any sense? Our deficit from 2013 was already 750 billion in August, which is higher than the entire 2008 deficit. It's better than last year's deficit, sure, but does he get credit for having better deficit numbers than the ones he had last year, when both are higher than the ones from when he came in?

it's probably because of something stupid like the deficit is half as much as much as it could have been
post #3257 of 5454
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post

The Lorax was "banned" in my neck of the woods. Turns out loggers hate rhymes.
Since when are talking animals an insult to god. Didn't a snake tell eve to eat the apple.
post #3258 of 5454
I would like to do grievous harm to the next person who posts about how evil Christopher Columbus was.

I swear, it's like the entirety of Facebook just read Zinn.
post #3259 of 5454
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

I would like to do grievous harm to the next person who posts about how evil Christopher Columbus was.

I swear, it's like the entirety of Facebook just read Zinn.

Just got a group email about a Columbus Day sale being where you can just "land" in a store and take whatever you want.
post #3260 of 5454
Ugh mine is filled with Indians and Redskins shit.

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3019811/american-indians-counter-racist-iconography-with-racist-baseball-caps
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In 2001, the National Congress of American Indians released a wickedly biting poster of racist baseball caps. But it’s just as relevant today as it was then.

How are those hats "biting"? They're mildly amusing but that's about it.

Also, fuck you, you don't have a right to not be offended. Just like people can wear t-shirts with the saying "Millions of my potential children died on your daughter's face last night" people can put face paint and a feather hat, and call themselves Redskins.

Seriously, why the fuck do people care? Also, I fucking hate Bob Costas and his entitled sense of moral superiority.

http://deadspin.com/bob-costas-says-redskins-is-an-insult-a-slur-1444781733?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_facebook&utm_source=deadspin_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
post #3261 of 5454
Can you imagine if they treated white ethnics the same way they do Indians?



How offensive!
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Ugh mine is filled with Indians and Redskins shit.

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3019811/american-indians-counter-racist-iconography-with-racist-baseball-caps
How are those hats "biting"? They're mildly amusing but that's about it.

Also, fuck you, you don't have a right to not be offended. Just like people can wear t-shirts with the saying "Millions of my potential children died on your daughter's face last night" people can put face paint and a feather hat, and call themselves Redskins.

Seriously, why the fuck do people care? Also, I fucking hate Bob Costas and his entitled sense of moral superiority.

http://deadspin.com/bob-costas-says-redskins-is-an-insult-a-slur-1444781733?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_facebook&utm_source=deadspin_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

Can you imagine if they treated white ethnics the same way they do Indians?



How offensive!

Really? You're both idiots. "Redskin" is a racial slur, "Viking" is not. Now if they were the Minnesota crackers or pecker-woods that would be another matter. Redskin is a slur, and it is totally idiotic to pretend otherwise. BTW, Chiefs, Indians, and Braves, are not slurs. Just change the fucking name.

Also, the Redskin logo is not racist, just the name.
post #3263 of 5454
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Also, I fucking hate Bob Costas and his entitled sense of moral superiority.

Yeah, saw that live on Sunday. I used to think he was half-way decent. But his gun-control rants and this make me think he's just annoying.
post #3264 of 5454
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post


Really? You're both idiots. "Redskin" is a racial slur, "Viking" is not. Now if they were the Minnesota crackers or pecker-woods that would be another matter. Redskin is a slur, and it is totally idiotic to pretend otherwise. BTW, Chiefs, Indians, and Braves, are not slurs. Just change the fucking name.

Also, the Redskin logo is not racist, just the name.

When is the last time you heard someone use the term redskin as a derogatory way?
post #3265 of 5454
Yeah, I'm with NorCal on this one. I think society is far, far too sensitive when it comes to the naming issue, but "Redskins" is unique in that it's a slur.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Just got a group email about a Columbus Day sale being where you can just "land" in a store and take whatever you want.

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Wow...that's...fantastic.
post #3266 of 5454
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post


Really? You're both idiots. "Redskin" is a racial slur

Meh. It's an anachronism. When was the last time you heard anyone use the term "redskins" without preceding it with "Washington".

The term is very rarely used, and even more rarely used as a racial slur, so... yeah.
post #3267 of 5454
I thought the post was about mascots, but the name -- "Redskins" is regarded a slur today because of decades of a small monitory of whiners calling it one. Is that a good reason to change the name?
post #3268 of 5454
IMO there's little doubt "redskin" carries some, at least now, negative racial overtones. I mean it might have just once been a neutral racial descriptor but even though it's rarely used it's hard to deny it currently has negative overtones.

That said if I owned the Red Skins the more pressure I got to change the name from the usual racial police crowd the less likely I'd be to do it. I think a good solution would be to raise money and pay the guy to do it. I figure 300-400 million out to do it.
post #3269 of 5454
Has anybody ever, in ordinary conversation, heard "redskins" used to refer to Indians outside the context of sports team names? I know I haven't. The word is pretty much dead, which is why the PC police have gotten away with calling it derogatory.

Obviously it wasn't regarded as such when they picked it as the team name. It's not like at the time there were a bunch of teams named after racial epithets.
post #3270 of 5454
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

I would like to do grievous harm to the next person who posts about how evil Christopher Columbus was.

I swear, it's like the entirety of Facebook just read Zinn.

I made a comment about how everyone posting that story about how evil CC was, and had Monday off, should donate the day's holiday pay to a Native American charity. It was not well received.
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