Unfortunate headline abbreviations….

From Argus Leader.com:

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We don’t know who, but someone is going to get whacked!

16 Replies to “Unfortunate headline abbreviations….”

  1. Anonymous

    Let’s see: Adidas wants to “eliminate” Indian mascots.

    Guess who will supply these PUBLIC schools with new equipment and logos and shoes and uniforms–all paid for by tax dollars???

    Adidas and Big Shoe !

    Another PC boondoggle paid for by the taxpayer.

    Meanwhile, the rez falls deeper into despair.

    Nice job, Adidas.

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    1. Anonymous

      I’m not quite sure what you are suggesting. Do you think Adidas – a publicly traded company – receives taxpayer money? And will use that money to purchase new equipment, shoes, uniforms and develop new mascot logos?

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      1. Anonymous

        Not quite.

        By advocating a change in logos & mascots, Adidas stands to gain a lot of money from selling new uniforms and equipment to the schools who change mascots–PUBLIC SCHOOL money which is 100% taxpayer money.

        BTW, when new logs & designs are needed for whatever reason, these companies typically take the school’s ideas and provide design choices to the schools, WITHOUT ADDITIONAL charge. So Adidas’ claim that its offering these re-designs without charge is disingenuous at beat.

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        1. Anonymous

          Not quite.

          Did you read the article? No where in it is it stated that schools who OPT to change their mascots must use Adidas as their supplier. So your phony outrage about this is disingenuous at BEST. You’re obviously a stubborn person who is against change because something like a mascot name might be considered offensive to a minority population.

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          1. Anonymous

            — No where in it is it stated that schools who OPT to change their mascots must use Adidas as their supplier.

            I never claimed otherwise. Did you read what I wrote?

            –You’re obviously a stubborn person who is against change

            Of course–because I disagree with your views I must be stubborn.Being enlightened as you are, who would dare disagree with you other than stubborn people stuck in the medieval past? Instead of discussing the issue of change in NA mascots, I’m “obviously stubborn”:. Got it.

            — because something like a mascot name might be considered offensive to a minority population.

            In the AL story, did you read any comments from “minorities” directly affected by mascots? No, what you read were views of well-feed whites and grievance queens who haven’t a clue of life on the rez.

            And naturally, as long as some “minority group” –that whitey stamps with their seal of victimhood– is offended, we need to change mascots.

            Like them, we have another lily white spokesman for NAs (who decides to attack me as a stubborn luddite) because you know, NAs don’t have any agents who can speak for themselves! They need the White House and Adidas and some grant-funded grievance group to speak for them. My, how condescending & patronizing.

            This is ALL about money. Here’s the dirty little secret though: those on the rez will get nothing, nothing will change–except guilt ridden whitey will feel better, Adidas will get some more publicity thereby enriching its coffers, and taxpayers will have to pay for meaningless changes in uniforms and equipment (whether to Adidas or otherwise).

            On the rez, the sun comes up on barking dogs and more struggles.

            Missionaries tried to “educate” NAs–they came & went. Custer came & went as he tried to “civilize” NAs. ALL of whom acted with the best of intentions.

            Now we have Adidas and the White House and Anonymous acting and advocating to be more “inclusive” and not to “offend” and to be “respectful”–more good intentions. Apparently, “good intentions” and raising awareness is enough for the liberal because that’s about all that happens.

            Talk about stubborn & living in the past!

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        2. Daniel Buresh

          You mean, they do some marketing and put time and money into acquiring a sale that they may or may not see a return on……oh the humanity.

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  2. springer

    What happened to the idea that naming mascots after Native Americans was honoring them rather than a discriminatory and racist act? I guess it just doesn’t fit the present political narrative.

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    1. Anonymous

      Was that ever an idea, except to people like you who love to resist changing anything that others consider offensive? Would you be indignant if, say, Pine Ridge changed its athletic team name from the Thorpes to the Caucasians? And introduced a mascot of a white person dressed as a cowboy, or perhaps a redneck. Or how about if Red Cloud Crusaders changed to the White Faces. You’d likely be okay with that, just to be obstinate. I’ve previously state you can’t find your way out of a box. I was wrong, you can’t find your way out of a wet brown paper bag.

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      1. Anonymous

        –Would you be indignant if, say, Pine Ridge changed its athletic team name from the Thorpes to the Caucasians?

        No.

        In fact, the Fighting Whiteys of Northern Colorado University was a very popular movement back in 2002.

        Your tit-for-tat effort only supports the absurdity of the perception of offense.

        What Pine Ridge or Northern Colorado or Washington sports teams call themselves has 0 effect on me, my life, my aspirations, my education, or my spirit. I choose not to be a victim, even a faux victim,

        Your fighting about how much seasoning to put in the stew when its stew we need.

        Call me any name you want, but your juvenile attempt to enlighten the discussion is misdirected.

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      2. Anonymous

        –Or how about if Red Cloud Crusaders changed to the White Faces.

        It should be changed:

        1. “Crusaders” is offensive to Moslems

        2. “White Faces” is acceptable because shaming and offending white people is not only acceptable, its preferable as racial payback.

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    1. Anonymous

      I thought it appropriate to adopt the faux outrage that liberals typically assign to these humorous headlines.

      And as expected, liberals failed to recognize their superficial outrage being tossed back at them, since they lack much humor to begin with. It didn’t take them long to throw names around without every understanding the humor of the headline, or the mockery of their shallow beliefs.

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      1. Anonymous

        Who claimed to be liberals throwing outrage? You’ve demonstrated quite a lot of phony outrage. But you are good at spin, perhaps you could go to work for Ms. Noem. She needs help.

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