Washington Redskins; a new, excellent idea

Distress signal.

Distress signal.

Daniel Snyder, owner of the NFL Redskins, has announced that the team is dropping the word “Washington” from the team name and it will henceforth be simply known as “The Redskins“.   

It was reported that he finds the word ‘Washington’ imparts a negative image of poor leadership, mismanagement, corruption, cheating, and lying, Political Correctness, and is not a fitting role model for young fans of football.

Imp emailed me this and I just had to share it with you because I found it funny and pretty true, too.   Funny, because it’s obviously a turn-around on those who don’t like the word REDSKINS used….’pretty true,’ because…well, you all know why.

Think we can ever get that flag flying correctly again?

Enjoy your Tuesday!

Z

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35 Responses to Washington Redskins; a new, excellent idea

  1. alec says:

    In previous years the Washington Redskins were criticised heavily (and perhaps rightly so) for being called Redskins and for their song:

    Hail to the Redskins!
    Hail, victory!
    Braves on the warpath!
    Fight for Old D.C.!
    Scalp ’em, swamp ‘um—We will take ‘um big score
    Read ‘um, Weep ‘um,
    Touchdown! — We want heap more
    Fight on, fight on, Till you have won
    Sons of Wash-ing-ton. Rah!, Rah!, Rah!

    They changed the lyrics, but that wasn’t enough. Now it’s the name of their city. Poor team can’t win.

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  2. Sparky says:

    To drop “Washington” would be absolute poetic justice. What an excellent idea.
    I don’t know if we’ll ever get the flag out of distress. Depends on what the American people vote for next.

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  3. bocopro says:

    Ah, yes . . . Washington, D.C. The work-free drug place. The kick-the-can-down-the-road capital of the western world. The foetid swamp where ethics and morality and common sense go to ignominiously die.

    Spin central. Cover-up command & control. Where truth is to politicians as sunlight is to vampires. The man for whom the site is named would fail utterly there today; he wouldn’t pass the most basic test for success — he couldn’t lie.

    As Jay Leno said, the Supreme Court declared that nativity scenes cannot be displayed on or near any government property in D.C. Their decision wasn’t based on the Constitution or religious freedom or separation of church and state — it was common sense: no one could find three wise men and a virgin.

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  4. Kid says:

    What Sparky said.

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  5. silverfiddle says:

    I’m afraid we’re living through a new normal, and as I’ve said many times, this doesn’t mean some kind of catastrophic end for America. We’re entering something more like becoming Greece or Argentina. If we had smart politicians (we don’t) we could possible manage the decline gracefully as Britain has done.

    Unfortunately, the wheels come off leftwing progressive statism only when the candy bowl is empty and government must finally make hard decisions about government programs, national security, and benefits like SS, as in yesterday’s post here.

    Tied to this is immigration. The US and European nations like Germany must allow in millions of foreigners to keep the old age pension programs going. They really are ponzi schemes. We in the West are not producing our own progeny, and now we pay the price by allowing in foreigners to keep the ponzi scheme going.

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  6. bunkerville says:

    Last I heard the stadium was in Maryland. How about the Maryland Redskins!

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  7. geeez2014 says:

    alec, I don’t find those lyrics at all offensive; I just remember when this stuff was considered fun and nobody was offended, don’t you? It was terrific to read them because I have no clue what those lyrics are! And yes, now it’s their city 😦

    Sparky and Kid: EXACTLY

    bocopro; ya, I like that joke and yes, poor Washington…I never thought of it that way; this awful city of crooks and greed is named for a man everybody but liberals still admire. Liberals, of course, are teaching our children Washington had slaves so nothing he did could possibly be of any merit. (sarcasm here on my part, of course!)
    I used to teach a preschool class I called WEE AMERICANS and I’d include that “I cannot tell a lie” story, which libs scoff because it has absolutely no historical provenance, but I ALWAYS said that the story was probably not true but it showed something Washington probably WOULD have done and showed something WE all should not do: LIE. The kids loved it.

    SF: Germany and other countries did bring in foreigners to feed the pension programs and now the foreigners are supported by the Germans so that’s not a benefit at all, either, etc.
    Your comment is factual and SO DEPRESSING !!!!

    Bunkerville…..Good idea! At least it’d be less embarrassing for the Redskins than to be associated with Washington’s greed and corruption, right? Oh, but WAIT! BALTIMORE IS IN MARYLAND! 🙂 It’s got another whole case of problems.

    Man, our country seems to be falling apart…..

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  8. Mal says:

    Good! Take away that nasty word in D.C. then no one can find it offensive. Hey! Alec! In their fight song I would change the part to “Scalp ’em, swamp ’em, we make lotsa wampum”.

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  9. geeez2014 says:

    Mal! I forgot to add that….Wampum came to my mind, too! Great minds 🙂
    Or racists, whatever! (HA!)

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  10. Mal says:

    YES! INDEED THEY DO, Z!

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  11. Mustang says:

    I confess to have no clear understanding of the controversy surrounding the name Redskins —nor even can I imagine why the lyrics to the team’s fight song (above) should be found offensive to anyone.

    With that said, I do understand that the genesis of this controversy are several groups claiming that the use of “Native American names” and/or symbols by “non-native” sports teams is “a harmful form of ethnic stereotyping” that promotes misunderstanding and prejudice which contributes to other problems faced by “native Americans.”

    To this, I should add: bull taco! Football is a native sport.

    And if any of this leftist drivel were true, then we should rename Alabama, a Choctaw tribe, Alaska, which in Aleut for mainland, Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Connecticut, Idaho (an Apache word), Iowa (from the Dakota lexicon), Kentucky (an Iroquoian word for meadow), Massachusetts (Algonquian origin), Michigan (Ottowa for large water), Missouri (named for the Missouri tribe), Ohio (from the Seneca language). We should rename Philadelphia, Santa Fe, Providence, Chicago, Manhattan, Seattle (named after a Chief), Boston (meaning living waters), Malibu, Tucson, and Pontiac, Michigan.

    For the record, I am a Native American. I was born here. My family has lived in North America for close to 400 years and still I laughed aloud at the joke. Anyone can make of that what he or she wishes. I hope the tepees of whoever is critical of using the Redskins name fill up with buffalo cake.

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  12. Kid says:

    And let’s not forget about the military’s naming practices http://tinyurl.com/mbrmfen

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  13. geeez2014 says:

    Thanks, Mustang….all those names are, indeed, NATIVE AMERICAN (can’t say Indian for fear of retribution!)….and nobody complains about them…
    I like your tie-in to the NATIVE American and our NATIVE sport, which it truly is.

    No, the words are not offensive and I am hoping we can just all calm down some day soon, and stop looking for insult EVERYWHERE.

    good luck with that, right?

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  14. geeez2014 says:

    Kid and Mustang; I’m going to have the Bureau of Indian Affairs condemn my blog if we keep this up!
    By the way…is it still CALLED that? Well, by gosh! I just googled it and it IS!

    No change to Bureau of NATIVE AMERICAN AFFAIRS?
    Sort of like the NAACP, isn’t it……..COLORED PEOPLE?

    So, why the big stink about REDSKINS?!

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  15. Washington himself was an old rich white guy who owned slaves and waged war often against indians.
    Change the name of the city, too.

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  16. Mustang says:

    Well Z … let’s all remember that no one has behaved worse toward Indians than the Bureau of Indian Affairs, or the Democrat Andrew (Ducky) Jackson.

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  17. Mustang says:

    @ Ed

    How about Pergatory?

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  18. geeez2014 says:

    Ed…that’s exactly what I meant with ” Liberals, of course, are teaching our children Washington had slaves so nothing he did could possibly be of any merit”…
    Ya, change the WASHINGTON, too………..he was so bad, according to the liberals in America…imagine?

    I may be wrong, but I don’t think so, when I’ve concluded that this is the only country that actually teaches children the sins of the country in school; not a healthy look at slavery, racism, etc. at appropriate ages, but a real destructive view. I was reading thru a high school history book about six months ago , just thumbing through, and my eye caught a part about the WPA and CCC, etc…and, out of NOWHERE, it said something like “the WPA camps in this state, where people were segregated, went on to do great things for bridges, roads, etc…” I thought “Where people were segregated”? What brought THAT on, this was about the WPA! See my point?

    And in colleges, we downright teach to HATE OUR COUNTRY……..I know in Germany, when Mr. Z was being raised, they were taught that Germany had really screwed up and to feel GREAT guilt about it…constantly….but this thing in America is something new for the world and new for Americans; How many of our kids know The Pledge, or AMERICA, or MY COUNTRY TIS OF THEE, or THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC?
    Let alone The Lord’s Prayer, but that’s a whole other Oprah.

    And I DIGRESS!!! Sorry, everybody!

    Mustang; Purgatory would be PERFECT>

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  19. alec says:

    Mal, wampum would be a good switch to the lyrics. Those tickets are mucho wampum these days – only the lobbyists can afford them.

    Mustang wrote, “With that said, I do understand that the genesis of this controversy are several groups claiming that the use of “Native American names” and/or symbols by “non-native” sports teams is “a harmful form of ethnic stereotyping” that promotes misunderstanding and prejudice which contributes to other problems faced by “native Americans.””

    I was living in DC when this issue exploded (a long time ago). This was exactly the argument given. We had just been happy to wear maroon and root for our football team. It came as a shock that we were considered racists.

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  20. Mal says:

    Too much PC, Alec. Too much PC! I’m sick and tired of it. I believe most folks are, too, and the reason that Trump, as obnoxious has he may seem, is still leading the pack. You don’t hear any other candidate complaining about PC.

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  21. Purgatory is too temporary.
    And you can buy your way out.

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  22. Alec: “It came as a shock that we were considered racists.”
    I know the feeling.
    I’m going to go to Management Sensitivity Training (Purgatory) to atone for my sin of complaining how some Mexican visitors parked at our plant.
    “Is this how they park in Mexico?”.
    Lesson learned.

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  23. alec says:

    Mal, PC is nothing less than thought control turned into a catchy slogan. Anyone who’s okay with it has already lost their marbles.

    Ed, isn’t Management Sensitivity Training what they used to call Reeducation camp? (grin – I think…)

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  24. geeez2014 says:

    alec, that’s a LOT of lost marbles in one country these days, isn’t it….
    And yes, reeducation camp, indeed!

    Ed, you aren’t kidding, are you. Actually, they park on the sidewalks in Mexico, by the way…it’s totally illegal but the car owners pay the shop in front of the sidewalk and then pay the cops, too.
    Good point about buying yourself out of purgatory.

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  25. Silverlady says:

    That’ll learn ’em, durn ’em. Love it, but then I’m never P.C.

    I saw that as of Monday Jerry Brown & the Cal. leg. have made using the word ‘ALIEN”, as in ‘illegal alien’ taboo. Including for hiring purposes. P.C. has gone waaaay ’round the bend.

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  26. Not kidding. Yes Alec, it is.

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  27. Baysider says:

    Yes, Z, YOUR post made my day. 🙂 Ed’s did not. Grrrrr.

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  28. Baysider says:

    @ Mustang: and while we’re renaming, let’s do away with Los Angeles (the Angels) and the <Sacrament-o River (or city).

    All this blarney takes me back to an excellent hour Dennis Prager did with UCLA psychiatrist Dr. Stephen Marmer. Dr. Marmer talked about the dysfunctional types, the kind you have to walk on eggshells around. This country is loaded with them – people with self-imposed slights. Like the bullies who want to change team names.

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  29. Kid says:

    We must laugh at the PC libtards. Loudly and often. Even if we’re not sure becuase our class and compassion begin to conflict with our resolve in potential grey situations. Resolve there are No grey situations. Somone is always trying to impose their will on you, regardless how politely. Make these retards – yes retarded mentally developed ones take their case to the Supreme Court And pay for it. Johnny kicked my leg and/or pulled my hair ! Let’s see how that plays.
    If someone challenges you to a PC situation, laugh at them and tell them to go back to the kiddie table in their romper room and shut the hell up. And I’ mean it. I’m gumby damnit.

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  30. Bay and Kid; Perhaps if we can get the anti-bully crowd to turn on the PC crowd for bullying, they’ll cancel each other out.

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  31. Kid says:

    Ed, the idea has merit. In war, many strategies are required. As the left have been showing us.

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  32. Baysider says:

    “Perhaps if we can get the anti-bully crowd to turn on the PC crowd” – unfortunately, they are the same crowd. (:

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  33. geeez2014 says:

    Baysider; they pretty much are, aren’t they.
    Did you see SilverLady’s comment above? We in California can’t use the term ALIEN let alone ILLEGAL ALIEN anymore……it might get in the way of illegals getting jobs over true Americans, huh?
    Unreal…but why be surprised anymore?

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  34. Baysider says:

    Z – so does that mean we can no longer ‘alienate’ property? Must the real estate profession adopt sympatico-reflexive language too? I won’t! I won’t drop ‘vagrant’ either.

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  35. Mustang.Koji says:

    Watch this: the Lone Ranger reruns will be banned. The Confederate flag bs is an outgrowth of this left wing idiocy.

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