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November 5, 2013

In a recent column in the Sun-Gazette, Charles Krauthammer reluctantly, but for good reasons, favors a change in the name of the Washington NFL team....

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BornHere

Nov-06-13 12:53 PM

A good book to read on this subject is, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus.

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USABorn

Nov-06-13 11:49 AM

rmiller - 4:27 PM

"I think that the travesties done to the Native Americans (and they are NATIVE) is unconscionable."

Again I ask the question. HOW ARE THEY NATIVE?

Again I ask, did a crow crap them out on a tree stump with the sun hatching them out?

Where did they come from?

I have never heard any ancestral stories of them popping up from thin air.

Is the whole "terrible treatment of Indians" something that was started by our early liberals and perpetuated through the ages......just like the mascot brouhaha?

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USABorn

Nov-06-13 11:36 AM

Hey libs, please tell me what the difference is.......

My indian ancestors came here from across the Bering strait.

My non-indian ancestors came here from across the Pacific Ocean.

The point is, THEY ALL CAME HERE.

Indians are no more entitled to special perks, laws and land, then the English, Spanish, Germans, etc.

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JohnZook

Nov-06-13 11:24 AM

Actually..... the "native Americans" actually came across the Bearing Sea land bridge a loooong time ago from the Land of the Euphrates; probably as a result of the collapse of the Tower of Babel.

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max4ever

Nov-06-13 8:43 AM

THANK YOU, hopeforfuture, but as you can see, my comment was removed! I must have hit a nerve with someone, but I can't imagine how this comment was so offensive that the SG removed it, so I did a Sham and cut and pasted it again! November 5, 2013 !!REMOVED FROM SITE!! Just another liberal tactic to take focus away from the REAL problems we have in America! Who gives a*****about the name of a football team? This country has become so "politically correct" that it makes me sick. Anyone can find something wrong with almost any name if they dig deep enough. Statistics show that the majority of Native Americans don't oppose the name. A small group of activists oppose the name and I question how many of them are really "native american indians". I have the utmost respect for the Native American Indians. I don't approve of their living conditions, so isn't that what this group of "activists" should be concerned about? Priorities are definitely out of order wit

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CMReeder

Nov-06-13 7:52 AM

"I know, I'm just compelled to expose the truth."

Too bad you have the truth!

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BornHere

Nov-06-13 6:52 AM

Here's something to think about, since the word "cracker" is a racial slur I wonder how some would feel about the team named the "Atlanta Crackers" would be dealt with today.

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rmiller

Nov-05-13 10:23 PM

Hey msg!

Where have you been? How are you!

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msgjsheets

Nov-05-13 8:45 PM

So Ned comes out in favor of political correctness and then calls Native Americans "Indians". There are a great many more members of Native American Tribes who are more upset by being called "Indians" than those who care one way or another what the name of a football team is. (And yes I recently had conversations with a couple Navajo about this subject)

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Capricorn1

Nov-05-13 7:00 PM

So...you're finally accepting the fact religion has ALWAYS been about politics/controlling people...rather than some "magical mystery" trip. -Shaman

Webster definition of a Shaman: a priest or priestess who uses magic for the purpose of curing the sick, divining the hidden, and controlling events.

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enigma

Nov-05-13 6:54 PM

"So...you're finally accepting the fact religion has ALWAYS been about politics/controlling people...rather than some "magical mystery" trip."-Sham

No you idiot! What kind of drugs are you on. That's not even close to what I said. I was pointing out your hypocrisy in hating religion because it has absolute ideas about right and wrong, while you love political correctness which also has absolute ideas about right and wrong. That is the only thing the two have in common.

Why do I bother, you will never understand anything because of the twisted workings of your diseased mind.

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rmiller

Nov-05-13 4:27 PM

I think that the travesties done to the Native Americans (and they are NATIVE) is unconscionable. After all these years, I'm sure if they were upset by this name, we would have heard about it. We have too many liberals with too much time on their hands. Bottom line, the Native Americans and what we left to them as a heritage far outweighs any other minority in discrimination. Yet, it goes unremarked and unchallenged.

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eriklatranyi

Nov-05-13 4:18 PM

Getting upset over a football team name is now considered a superior moral position to getting upset over placing a crucifix in urine.

Liberal utopia on display!

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BornHere

Nov-05-13 3:50 PM

Some of you might not know this but most of the money earned in the casinos is being used to buy back old tribal lands that were used for religious ceremonies because Native Americans are tired of waiting for the US government to honor their treaties.

So tribes are being forced to buy back their own lands.

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hopeforfuture

Nov-05-13 2:43 PM

max4ever I think you are right.Who cares about the name of a football team. Obama brought this subject up to hide behind. I guess it is working. So much bull over a none issue.

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MrShaman

Nov-05-13 2:22 PM

"I'd say "faith" has (already) trumped Political Correctness, on that one."-Sham

Sham hates religion because of it's absolutes, but he loves political correctness, which is just a baseless religion, with a totally arbitrary set of absolutes. What a hypocrite!" - enigma

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So...you're finally accepting the fact religion has ALWAYS been about politics/controlling people...rather than some "magical mystery" trip.

Well DONE!!!!!

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BornHere

Nov-05-13 2:17 PM

Being a Native American is not about the color of my skin, it is who I am as a person.

First I am a christian then a wife, mother, daughter, sister and then I am Northern Arapaho.

These are the things that make me happy and proud to be on this earth.

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MrShaman

Nov-05-13 2:11 PM

"It was never kind to call a black person the "N" word. Never. But, then we went from rightful chastisement to "black" isn't right, either...it's African American." - rmiller

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It's all generational.

Those-of-us who were in our late-teens/early-20s...during the late-'60s/early-'70s...got accustomed to using "Black"....'cause that's what the Black-population preferred.

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Ritty77

Nov-05-13 1:55 PM

Remember, one has to BE offended, others can't offend without the target's cooperation.

I am rarely offended; it's easier and proper just to consider the source.

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enigma

Nov-05-13 1:19 PM

"I'd say "faith" has (already) trumped Political Correctness, on that one."-Sham

Sham hates religion because of it's absolutes, but he loves political correctness, which is just a baseless religion, with a totally arbitrary set of absolutes. What a hypocrite!

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CMReeder

Nov-05-13 1:14 PM

Like I said Bobbie you can't help yourself.

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rmiller

Nov-05-13 11:38 AM

I think we should change the political correctness to political contentious. There is/was/won't be any good that can come out of the incessant need to "coerce" people to do something, period. Yes, it is nicer to be kinder, just as it is kinder to be truthful. It was never kind to call a black person the "N" word. Never. But, then we went from rightful chastisement to "black" isn't right, either...it's African American. That was quite a quantum leap to what avail? The PC'ers of the world have only served to further label persons, giving no regard to unity, period. Leave it alone. Their are plenty of hurtful words to go around that have nothing to do with race, ethnicity, or gender. Those are the words that should be addressed, but now we are dealing with the heart issue.

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MrShaman

Nov-05-13 11:28 AM

"Shaman-have you noticed that most everybody disagrees with your ignorant rants?" - leaningright

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...And, that's supposed to bother me...why??

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MrShaman

Nov-05-13 11:25 AM

"Sounds like you've been to the "Lazy old Magic Circle Dude Ranch and Collective Love Farm" too many times." - JohnZook

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Hey...it keeps me occupied...especially those 10-Card Tarot tournaments!!

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leaningright

Nov-05-13 11:13 AM

Shaman-have you noticed that most everybody disagrees with your ignorant rants? Maybe you should take notice and join the real world. Picture one white ping pong ball in a pool of a million, that would be you! Fool.

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