Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Ongoing Assault on the Washington Redskins and Their Name and Logo

Hail to the Redskins And Their Awesome Logo!!! (5-22-14)

This story was originally posted in October of 2013, and its been updated several times on my old blog, including May 22, 2014. So, I decided to include the whole thing as a new post here.

Its the story that won't go away. Every couple years, various extreme minority groups challenge the Washington Redskins about changing their name. It is ridiculous, and it goes to ridiculous lengths. These groups accuse the Redskins name of being racist, offensive, bigoted, insulting, insensitive, and a myriad of other metaphors. These groups say that Native Americans are offended by the name, and the media is cheering them on. It happens, and everybody laughs at them, and they go away for a few years because they know their position is a lie. But they come back again later, and the cycle repeats itself.

At the end of this blog post, I will BUST the myth that Native American team and college names are offensive!

It has to be mentioned that these people are not including other teams that have Indians in their names:

Another team in the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs.No problem with that? I mean, I have heard people in arguments call their opponent 'Chief' in a negative way. Can't have that, now can we?

Hail to the Chiefs!!

Florida State Seminoles. How offensive is it to name not only your university but your football team after a whole proud nation of Native Americans? And, something has to be done about that stereotypical war chant the fans do in the stadium! Its RUDE, and whenever the team loses, it conjures up imagery of the great injustice inflicted upon them by the white man!

Hail to the NOLES!

I guess you could say the same thing about the Atlanta Braves, the Cleveland Indians, the Chicago Blackhawks, and I'm sure there are even more when you get into the smaller universities, and leagues such as the Arena Football League.

So, why do they only go after the Redskins? Do they want to take their time, and nag these organizations one by one? Its because the Redskins are in Washington DC. The most pathetic cesspool of liberal driven political correctness...Well, next to Chicago...which has the Blackhawks. But, the US capitol is in Washington DC, and they figure if they can get the Redskins to cave, it will be easy to go after the other pro and major universities I mentioned. They have already gotten some of the smaller colleges to cave. Read this Wikipedia page about Newberry College in Newberry, SC. They were the Newberry Indians, and were declared unable to participate in post season activities unless they changed their name from Indians to something else. They caved, and are now the Newberry Wolves.

What's next? Is this offensive to Apache Indians??

But this story usually only lasts a week or two, or maybe a month tops. What is different about it this time? Well, wh
at do you think? Its because our grand dictator, Barack Hussein 0bama said that he thought the Redskins should consider changing it. And following suit like the little sheep that she is, House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi (The Wicked Witch of the West) chimed in, saying they should change it. And since the rest of the liberals do whatever 0bama and Pelosi do, these representatives jumped 
right on the bandwagon:
Reps. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.) and Dels. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and Eni Faleomavaega (D-American Samoa) Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.)

But, the timing is suspect to me. What story is running at the same time as this? Its the rollout of 0bamacare, and all the embarrassment it is causing the administration as lie after lie comes out about what is going to happen to people's insurance, and what they knew and when they knew it. 

The Redskins are the Nakoula Basseley Nakoula of the 0bamacare story. If you don't want to click the link, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is the man who made that anti muslim video that the 0bama administration blamed for supposedly inciting the Benghazi attacks that killed 4 Americans. He was arrested and held for almost a year on a minor charge. The difference here is that 0bama cannot put Washington Redskins owner, Daniel Snyder in jail, although I'm sure he would if he could. Why? A smokescreen. A way to distract from the real story which is yet another example of the sheer incompetence of his administration.

We used BOLD caps, Sir!

DANIEL SNYDER HAS VOWED TO NEVER CHANGE THE REDSKINS NAME and for that I say "HAIL to Daniel Snyder!!!" He is sticking to his guns, and that can be hard to do with everyone in the government and media pouncing on you. 

Redskins quarterback, Robert Griffin III has also come out and supported the name...Kind of. He tweeted "In a land of freedom, we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness." And, I say "HAIL to RGIII!!!" Do NOT cave to the pressure. Keep the Redskins name and to the fans, I say to wear it loud and proud!

But, there are other reasons why these groups and the government are trying to pressure these institutions into changing their names. If they can successfully do it time and time again, people will get more and more used to being state controlled, and having the government gradually strip liberty after liberty away from all of us. That is what is behind this nonsense, and every single one of the people who are coming out against the Redskins know damn well what they are doing. 

That is part of it, another part of it is that people just want to go out of their way to be offended by anything, and raise a fuss about it. They feel that just because something offends them, they are absolutely right, and will not be denied their soap box. But they rarely even care about the issues they are spouting off about. Those people have no friends, and their families hate them. Can you imagine a family dinner with someone babbling on and on about whatever they happen to be offended about that particular day??

Personally, I would rather give myself a root canal with a hammer and a railroad spike.

Now, as promised, I will bust the myth that Native American team names and mascots are racist, insulting, etc etc etc.

I am sure there is a very small number of Native Americans who are offended by the Redskins name. To them, I would respectfully ask them to consider this: The bottom line here is that the names of these teams and schools is there to HONOR the Native Americans. People want to say that having a team called the Washington Redskins like having a team called the Washington Ni***rs. The last time I checked, nobody, and I mean nobody names their team after something or someone they hate. So, that blows holes in that theory. Can you imagine a KKK member saying "You know, I think I will buy a football team, and I'll call it the Washington Ni***rs???" No. You can't because it would never happen. You choose a team name based on something you respect and admire. Something that promotes power and intensity. You want your team to succeed and be great. Can a KKK person say they feel that way about African Americans? Honestly? That's what I thought. 

I mentioned the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Blackhawks, and Cleveland Indians earlier, and as I got deeper into the writing of this post, I felt compelled to post their logos too just for solidarity.

PS: For the record, I am not a fan of any of these teams other than Florida State. I don't watch baseball or hockey, and my NFL team is the Miami Dolphins. So, the names of those teams don't affect me from a fan's standpoint. However, they DO 100% affect me from the standpoint of being a FREE AMERICAN CITIZEN!!!

Here's a thought for the Redskins...Maybe they should change the name. Just drop 'Washington' from it, and be the Maryland Redskins or the Virginia Redskins, whichever the stadium is closest to.

UPDATE 11-20-2013: Nancy Pelosi has suggested having a contest for the naming. Quote: "I think WE should have a contest for naming." WE as if she somehow has any authority on the subject. She then suggested the Red Brews. Great. Lets say they change the name to her suggestion, and it becomes the Washington Red Brews. 10 years down the road, Nancy herself will be heading up a coalition of liberals and media elite to change the name again because Red Brews can give the idea that binge drinking is ok. 

But, I do like her idea about a contest for naming. Let's have it. That way, the winning name can and will be REDSKINS!!!!!

UPDATE 11-30-2013:Apparently the Navajo Code Talkers,who in WWII relayed secret messages into Germany from the US in their native language endorsed the name Redskins. Recently, as part of the tribute to the military, several of these heroes showed up and were honored at a Redskins game, wearing jackets with the logo, and all said they were proud and honored to be part of the tribute. 
From the Washington Post: As a joint celebration of the NFL’s Salute to Service month and Native American Heritage month, the Washington Redskins recognized four members of the Navajo Code Talkers Association.
The code talkers were a group of Native American service members who transmitted secret communications beginning in World War II.

Four representatives — Navajo Code Talkers Association President Peter MacDonald Sr., Vice President Roy Hawthorne and members George James Sr. and George Boyd Willie Sr. — were recognized during a commercial break during the first quarter of the Redskins’ game vs. the San Francisco 49ers. They stood in the end zone nearest the tunnel that leads to the Redskins’ locker room and received a round of applause while a video tribute to the code talkers played.~Washington Post
So, to the liberal whiners who want to change everything just to make themselves feel better, I say PUT THIS IN YOUR PEACE PIPES AND SMOKE IT!!!

UPDATE 2-10-2014: Senator Maria Cantwell (D) Washington, and  Rep Tom Cole(R) Oklahoma have sent a shakedown letter to the NFL regarding the Redskins. "The National Football League can no longer ignore this and perpetuate the use of this name as anything but what it is: a racial slur," the letter stated.
Cantwell told the newspaper the Indian Affairs Committee would "definitely" examine the NFL's tax-exempt status as a means to apply pressure.
"You're getting a tax break for educational purposes, but you're still embracing a name that people see as a slur and encouraging it," Cantwell told The New York Times.
The letter reiterated that stance, telling the NFL it's on the "wrong side of history." That's why, it stated, the NFL should "take a formal position in support of a name change."

So, the government is now threatening the NFL's tax exempt status unless the NFL Forces the Redskins to do what the politicians want. This is extortion. We have a bunch of thugs in office who's actions would make Tony Soprano blush.

“As the former Chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Senator Cantwell should be aware that there are many challenges facing Native Americans, including an extremely cold winter with high energy bills, high unemployment, life threatening health problems, inadequate education and many other issues more pressing than the name of a football team which has received strong support from Native Americans.
If the Senator wants us to change our team name, has she already told that to the team named ‘Redskins’ in Wellpinit, Wash., where the school’s population is more than 90 percent Native American?  We hope Senator Cantwell has visited with those students in order to hear their thoughts. We hope Senator Cantwell is aware how upset the students in Port Townsend were when they were forced to change their name.
In an ESPN report on Sept. 18, 2013, Tim Ames, the superintendent of Wellpinit schools stated, ‘I’ve talked to our students, our parents and our community about this and nobody finds any offense at all in it. Redskins is not an insult to our kids. ‘Wagon burners’ is an insult. ‘Prairie n—–s’ is an insult. Those are very upsetting to our kids. But ‘Redskins’ is an honorable name we wear with pride… In fact, I’d like to see somebody come up here and try to change it.’
Finally, why did Senator Cantwell send her letter to the New York Times before she had the courtesy of sending it to the NFL?  No one other than a politician does that.
Surely, with all the issues Congress is supposed to work on such as the economy, jobs, war and health care, the Senator must have more important things to do.”
Update: May 22, 2014
So, every time something negative in the news happens that could be harmful to the 0bama administration, the other branches of 0bama worshipers throws the media something to distract the drones from what is really going on. So, now the senate has sent the the NFL a letter signed by 50 Democrat senators demanding that the team change the name. The senators were emboldened by the (illegal) actions of the NBA toward Donald Sterling, so they decided to try once again to bully the Redskins into submission to change the name. Click here for a copy of the letter.

They just can't get past the bumper sticker slogan that the name is a slur. Newsflash: IT ISN'T!!!
I loved what the first paragraph of the letter said:

This month, Americans applauded the rapid and decisive reaction ?orn new National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver to the racist remarks of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Commissioner Silver sent a clear message that racism will not stand in the NBA.
So, just because a bunch of corrupt senators wanting something to make them feel like they made a difference says that something is racist, it is just because they say so? In a way, I want them to keep it up. Everything they don't like, they denounce as racist. Pretty soon, that word will mean everything, and it will cease to exist. But, Democrat politicians and about 30 liberal activists (community organizers) are the only ones screaming about this. The rest of us would much rather see the elected officials focus on things that matter like the economy, and trying to fix it rather than trying to change it into something that its not!

Its unbelievable to me to see these jerks in office trying to force a private organization into doing what they want. The Redskins and the NFL are both PRIVATE businesses. They get tax breaks, (which I am against) and because of that, the government thinks they should be able to dictate what the NFL does.

NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, I'm sure will stick to his guns. (I hope) I am not a Redskins fan, but I support them in this. The politicians can go french kiss a piranha for all I care. Maybe if they did, there would be less hot air, and we not only would be rescued from all of their asinine dribble, the global warming issue would go away too.


I will continue to update this story as it progresses. But really, all you need to remember about this issue is my quote from my previous post in blue. So, strap in! It ain't over yet, folks! Still, lets take a poll. Sound off!

UPDATE: 6-10-14. NBA Finals, Heat vs Spurs. A Democrat group of professional offended people has paid big money to run this ad during tonight's game 3. Note: The video also had Blackhawk and Seminole Indians in it. Yet no big tantrum about them, the Indians, Braves, Chiefs, Blackhawks, or any other Indian name. 

UPDATE: 6-12-14 Robert 'Two Eagles' Green, a retired chief of the Patawomeck Tribe in Virginia said that he would be offended if the Redskins actually DID change their name. 

I wish that someone would start a poll that tracks IP addresses so that people could only vote once. The poll would be a yes or no, and it should ask whether people think that the team should change its name. Then, all the newspapers, networks, sites, etc could share the poll. I'd be curious to see just how many people out there actually want the name changed. But, you and I both know that will never happen. Each news source would have to do their own poll, and insist that theirs was the best and most accurate one.

Update: -6-18-14: The US Patent office has cancelled the Washington Redskins trademark. More pressure from the tyrannical government, or this could even be some activists from within jumping on the bandwagon. The Redskins have basically told the Patent office to go pound sand, and that it in no way effects how they will conduct their business. This is really getting out of hand, but I am glad to see the Redskins sticking to their guns. This Dolphins fan stands with them in defiance of the tyrants who have taken this country hostage.
The Redskins response. Click to enlarge

It goes on and on and on....Update, 6-23-2014: It turns out that the Indian on the helmet was suggested by <brace yourself> A REAL NATIVE AMERICAN who wanted to see a real Native American on the helmet!  But, that won't stop anyone. This isn't about justice, or anything like that. Its about control, plain and simple.

HERE is another GREAT reason for the team to keep the name: Harry Reid says he will NOT attend any games until they change the name!

Thanksgiving, 2015: The Redskins tweeted out 'Happy Thanksgiving' to everyone. Butthurt pansies go nuts, demanding they delete their account. 

Here is the reply of this Miami Dolphins fan and Redskins supporter:

The Redskins can't even post a polite Happy Thanksgiving wish to their fans without the PC douchebags flying off the handle. The Redskins should say Happy Thanksgiving every hour all day.

-I will continue to update this blog as more stories surface.

If  you gotta change it though...

Monday, November 9, 2015

Packer Fan Calls Police Over $500 Banner

Go Panthers!

I've been very open about the fact that I am a life long, diehard Miami Dolphins fan. (Yes, I know we suck.) But, one thing that you might not know about me is that I like the Carolina Panthers almost as much. I moved to the Carolinas in 2002, and I was in Charlotte the night before the Super Bowl featuring the Panthers and Patriots. Leading up to the game, I was amazed at the brotherhood of the Panthers fans. The night before the game, you saw strangers running up to each other on the streets hugging, yelling "GO PANTHERS!!!" The city was alive with electric excitement, and it was a very special feeling...One that I am wondering if I will EVER get to experience from my beloved Dolphins. I rooted for the Panthers against the Patriots in the Super Bowl, and was heartbroken along with all the other Panthers fans when they lost due to a last minute Patriots field goal. I've rooted for the Panthers ever since, and they have become my number 2 team, meaning that I will root for them against ANY team, unless they are playing my Dolphins.

So, that being said, you can imagine I'm pretty excited about their season this year. But, there are always poor sports in the crowd wherever you go. For example, when a team loses to the Patriots, there are fans who automatically accuse them of cheating...despite the fact that the team only had 2 wins to speak of, and were blown out. This time, we have a Panthers team that going into the game yesterday was 7-0. And, we have a Green Bay Packers team that was 6-1. The Packers were actually favored to beat Carolina. And, despite an incredible Green Bay showing in the 4th quarter, the Packer's comeback was stifled by an interception on 4th down. The Panthers held on to win 37-29.

But, we aren't talking about the actual game. We're talking about a group of Cheeseheads who brought a banner into the Panthers stadium that said "North Carolina Cheesehead" on it. Before the game, Panthers QB, Cam Newton noticed it, went up, and snatched it away from them. The fan, a disabled veteran (I bring that up because every article I've read about it mentioned that fact at least 3 times.) called the police on Newton, and is pressing charges. He also claims that the banner cost $500 to make. Yes, I said FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS. 

This is the ($500) banner in question
Now, I've had banners made several times, and I know how much they cost. Judging by the picture, this one appears to be 4'x8' with brass grommets in the corners. I was thinking around $50 to make that banner. Since its been several years since I've had one made, I went to where I've had banners made in the past. Using Photoshop, I recreated the banner as closely as I could, (With one minor exception) including the grommets. See below:

So, I took a little creative license
It came out to $56.96. Pretty good guess on my part, huh? So my guess is this Packer fan was simply angry about losing to the Panthers, and if Green Bay had won, he wouldn't have cared. And since whenever someone gets pissed off about something, they always multiply any monetary value by a factor of 10. At least I'm hoping that's the case. If he paid $500 for that banner, he got ripped off. Plain and simple. 

Click pic to enlarge.
Now that this story has gone viral, Panther haters all over the internet have been chiming in with their brand of justice, saying that Cam Newton should be kicked off the team, thrown in jail, forced to pay back the $500 with a couple million in punitive damages, drawn and quartered, hung, shot, decapitated by guillotine, and many other punishments. The fact that this guy is a veteran isn't lost on the haters either. I've seen comments accusing Cam of being disrespectful to the troops, and nothing could be farther from the truth. He supports the troops and veterans immensely. As do I. If there's ANYONE who should be accused of disrespect for the troops or veterans, its whatever company charged him $500 for a $50 banner. And, he is also to blame for not shopping around if he actually paid that much for the damn thing. (Maybe its a local guy who charged him that much because he's a Packers fan?)

The fact of the matter is that Cam should do the right thing and either have another banner made (He can use my design if he wants) or return the banner. Nothing more. I've gone to Dolphins games in away stadiums before including in Charlotte, and I have done my fair share of trash talking. I saw the Panthers in Atlanta once too. Smack talking all comes with the territory, and I've done it, and I've never had a problem with any of the home team fans. But, I've never brought a banner into the stadium either. That's asking for trouble. Not to mention the fact that its a pain to lug a big banner around, and probably against stadium policy.

So, wrapping this up, Cam probably shouldn't have snatched the banner, and but this guy shouldn't have have gone to the media, claiming that it cost $500. That's insulting the intelligence of everyone who has ever bought one. If he did pay that much, I want to see a receipt. Personally, I don't believe it. So, Cam, just give the banner back or give him $60 and be done with it. In the end, that's what will happen in the very unlikely event this case goes to court, but you'll also be out court costs and time. It really isn't worth it. And my word to the guy...You really made yourself look silly by claiming that the banner cost $500. Not to mention how you looked when you called Cam Newton an evil asshole caveman. Not very becoming of a decent person if you ask me.

Cam Newton is a class act, and GO PANTHERS! (unless they're playing Miami)


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Song Lyric Dissection: Motley Crue- Girls Girls Girls

Ok, bad ass song, but the lyrics are at a second grade level, and very juvenile. But, the money Crue made that didn't go to drugs went to strippers, so go figure.

Girls Girls Girls

Verse: Friday night and I need a fight
My motorcycle and a switchblade knife
Handful of grease in my hair feels right
But what I need to make me tight are those

So, you're greased up like the Jets in West Side story, and you're ready to hit the club. Got your bike, got your knife, and somehow you want to feel tight. How does one become tight? Did we run out of words that rhymed with fight? This could have worked and made sense: 'But what I need to spice my life are those....' And that was right off the top of my head.

Chorus: Girls, Girls, Girls
Long legs and burgundy lips
Girls,Girls, Girls
Dancin' down on Sunset Strip
Girls, Girls, Girls
Red lips, fingertips

Sure they look cool I guess, but
do men usually notice them?

I like girls, and long legs are one of the first things I notice on a girl. But fingertips? Hey, Dave! Check out the fingertips on that one! Dammmn, she's a 10 with those fingertips!! ....Naa, not so much. Come on, Crue! You're in a strip club! There's got to be something else that stands out other than the fingertips! And what's with the lips? Are they burgundy or are they red? Why mention the lips twice? I mean lips are sexy, but they are definitely not the first things I notice on a woman!

Yankee girls? Not so much.

Verse: Trick or treat-sweet to eat
On Halloween and New Year's Eve
Yankee girls ya just can't be beat
But they're the best when they're off their feet

Come on, man! Are you trick or treating on New Years Eve? Wait...What are you doing trick or treating in the first place? That's kind of strange! Of course, Motley Crue looked like they were in Halloween costumes all the time. As for Yankee girls, I didn't realize girls from one area of the country could beat out another. Of course, I'm partial to southern girls. Nothing like a pair of Daisy Dukes, long legs, cowboy boots, plaid shirt tied off under the bust, long hair, cowboy hat, with a piece of straw sticking out of her mouth. Yep nothing better than....Huh? What? Oh. The lyrics. Sorry bout that!

Chorus: Girls, Girls, Girls
At the Dollhouse in Ft. Lauderdale
Girls, Girls. Girls
Rocking in Atlanta at Tattletails
Girls, Girls, Girls
Raising Hell in the 7th Veil

I'm not sure if Crue thought about this, but if I were going to mention the club's name in my song that was going to be a huge hit, I think I would have worked out some sort of a deal with the owners. How many people went to those places just because they were mentioned in the song? A bunch, I'm sure. I seriously doubt they thought about it.

Verse: Have you read the news
In the Soho Tribune
Ya know she did me
Well then she broke my heart

Never saw that one coming!
EXTRA EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! Rock Star sleeps with stripper! Breaking news! Stop the presses! Vince Neil slept with a stripper! Oh my GOD!!!

Verse: I'm such a good good boy
I just need a new toy
I tell ya what, girl
Dance for me, I'll keep you over employed
Just tell me a story
You know the one I mean

Yeah, you're a good boy. And, I'm Superman. Although, Vince, you looked like a good little boy when you were doing the Chicken Dance

I wonder how he is able to keep these strippers "over employed" going from city to city? And, what story are you talking about? The Great Gatsby? Or, are you talking about The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx?

Verse: Crazy Horse, Paris, France
Forgot the names, remember romance
I got the photos, a ménage à trois
Musta broke those Frenchies laws with those

Ok, I don't really have anything to say about the first 2 lines other than its bad grammar. The third line, ok a rock star had a threesome with photos to prove it. Should we stop the presses again? Actually, if memory serves me, wasn't it a videotape? Now, the last line, I've had a problem with for a LONG time. You're talking about Paris, France. I SERIOUSLY doubt you broke any laws there with your little threesome. In fact, the Crazy Horse dancers probably did you, and were amazed at how little you 
knew compared to them.

That's all you know?
Cute innocent little American boy.

Chorus: Girls, Girls, Girls
Body Shop and the Marble Arch
Girls, Girls, Girls
Tropicana's where I lost my heart

Once again, missed revenue opportunity.

Girls, Girls, Girls

Verse: Vince:
Hey Tommy, check that out man!
Where Vince?! Where? Oh (Tommy whistles)
Right there man! Hey baby, you wanna go somewhere? (Tommy does the "sexy" whistle)

Are we back in high school now? You're in a strip club! There's hot women all over the place...unless you're at the Cat West in Oak Grove, KY. (You owe me, Cat!)