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Because of a desire to keep from hurting the oh-so-delicate sensibilities of some--presumably, white liberals--the (former) Washington Redskins have abandoned their nickname.

One would think, at least, that they would have then come up with a replacement.

But no.

They are now, officially, The Washington Football Team.

Do others find this just as irksome (and senseless) as I do?
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Because of a desire to keep from hurting the oh-so-delicate sensibilities of some--presumably, white liberals--the (former) Washington Redskins have abandoned their nickname.

One would think, at least, that they would have then come up with a replacement.

But no.

They are now, officially, The Washington Football Team.

Do others find this just as irksome (and senseless) as I do?
No. Here in DC, I think most people really like the Football Team name and hope they keep it. I can't stand the team and they've been pretty inept for most of the time I've lived in DC, but Football Team is certainly a better name than Redskins.
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Because of a desire to keep from hurting the oh-so-delicate sensibilities of some--presumably, white liberals--the (former) Washington Redskins have abandoned their nickname.

One would think, at least, that they would have then come up with a replacement.

But no.

They are now, officially, The Washington Football Team.

Do others find this just as irksome (and senseless) as I do?
Why does it bother you?
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
A team whose purpose in life is to lose to Dallas would be just as bad.
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Old 07-11-2021, 11:58 AM
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Why does it bother you?
Because it's stupid.....

The cancel culture is a crock of **** and trying to wipe away American history is wrong imo....

Pro football and baseball teams that have had names for decades should be exempt from these butt hurt cry babys and their "feelings"....

Washington not finding a new name is just another pathetic attempt at political incorrectness....
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It bothers me because (a) I do not care for political correctness--especially when it is (presumably) instigated by white liberals, in the (supposed) defense of some "oppressed" group; and (2) if these people simply must--must!--retire the name, it would seem incumbent upon them to suggest a replacement (which I have not seen done).
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Because it's stupid.....

The cancel culture is a crock of **** and trying to wipe away American history is wrong imo....

Pro football and baseball teams that have had names for decades should be exempt from these butt hurt cry babys and their "feelings"....

Washington not finding a new name is just another pathetic attempt at political incorrectness....
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It bothers me because (a) I do not care for political correctness--especially when it is (presumably) instigated by white liberals, in the (supposed) defense of some "oppressed" group; and (2) if these people simply must--must!--retire the name, it would seem incumbent upon them to suggest a replacement (which I have not seen done).
The RW pretty much canceled Colin Kaepernick's entire career after he peacefully took a knee during the anthem, pressuring Football owners so much he became a pariah.

Senator Cheney was cancelled at CPAC, a forum that was actually themed "uncancelled."


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Imagine complaining you are a victim of “cancel culture”—from the floor of the House of Representatives, no less—and then the very next day holding a packed press conference covered by every single major news outlet. Or wearing a mask with the word “CENSORED” on it while you deliver fully uncensored remarks to millions of broadcast television viewers.
https://www.thenation.com/article/so...re-kaepernick/
This is how Marjorie Taylor Greene—the first lady of political thea-tuh who tweeted about suffering the “slings and arrows” of a “vicious cancel culture mob”—has spent her time in office so far. In the rare moments between her anti–“cancel culture” rants on high-profile right-wing podcasts and TV shows, the Georgia representative posts incessantly about just how canceled she’s been to her social media audience of more than 735,000 followers.
Christmas is a holiday when banks and govt offices are closed so no canceling there. But let some college add evening hours to access the cafeteria during Ramadan, and rw'rs cry bloody murder.
So yeah liberals don't have a monopoly on cancel culture, guys.
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The RW pretty much canceled Colin Kaepernick's entire career after he peacefully took a knee during the anthem, pressuring Football owners so much he became a pariah.

Senator Cheney was cancelled at CPAC, a forum that was actually themed "uncancelled."


Look:


Christmas is a holiday when banks and govt offices are closed so no canceling there. But let some college add evening hours to access the cafeteria during Ramadan, and rw'rs cry bloody murder.
So yeah liberals don't have a monopoly on cancel culture, guys.
So you cannot successfully defend your position on the topic, so once again, you try to derail it.
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The RW pretty much canceled Colin Kaepernick's entire career after he peacefully took a knee during the anthem, pressuring Football owners so much he became a pariah.

Senator Cheney was cancelled at CPAC, a forum that was actually themed "uncancelled."
If you wish to cite some examples of cancel culture on the right, you are certainly free to do so.

But you should certainly not use this as an attempt--and a very weak one, at that--to justify cancel culture on the left.

(When the left runs out of convincing arguments--or when simply none are available--it invariably shouts "You, too!")

As for Colin Kaepernick:

Although his college career (with the University of Nevada) was rather impressive, he was a mediocre NFL quarterback (who alternated between first string and second string). And as Wikipedia says of his continual protests:

"In the 49ers' third preseason game in 2016, Kaepernick sat during the playing of the U.S. national anthem prior to the game, rather than stand as is customary, as a protest against racial injustice, police brutality and systematic oppression in the country. The following week, and throughout the regular season, Kaepernick kneeled during the anthem."

The NFL is a business--and, like any other business, it exists to generate money--and since Colin Kaepernick was toxic (because of his own chosen actions), he would likely have produced a quite undesirable result as regarding any team's bottom line.

Therefore, the combination of his toxicity and his mediocrity caused NFL owners--throughout the league--to shun him.
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If you wish to cite some examples of cancel culture on the right, you are certainly free to do so.

But you should certainly not use this as an attempt--and a very weak one, at that--to justify cancel culture on the left.

(When the left runs out of convincing arguments--or when simply none are available--it invariably shouts "You, too!")

As for Colin Kaepernick:

Although his college career (with the University of Nevada) was rather impressive, he was a mediocre NFL quarterback (who alternated between first string and second string). And as Wikipedia says of his continual protests:

"In the 49ers' third preseason game in 2016, Kaepernick sat during the playing of the U.S. national anthem prior to the game, rather than stand as is customary, as a protest against racial injustice, police brutality and systematic oppression in the country. The following week, and throughout the regular season, Kaepernick kneeled during the anthem."

The NFL is a business--and, like any other business, it exists to generate money--and since Colin Kaepernick was toxic (because of his own chosen actions), he would likely have produced a quite undesirable result as regarding any team's bottom line.

Therefore, the combination of his toxicity and his mediocrity caused NFL owners--throughout the league--to shun him.
"Senator" Cheney was stripped of her leadership position by vote of the House Republican caucus after the Republican party in her home district voted to censor her. She retained her committee assignments and has agreed to join Nancy Pelosi's lynching party supposedly investigating the Capitol incursion.

Republican Marjorie Taylor Green was stripped of her committee assignments by the Democrat House caucus. That's right, in a display of arrogance and dictatorial hubris House Democrats declared themselves in charge of Republican committee assignments. It’s the same stupid Democrat maneuver that led them to discard the filibuster for judicial appointments. No doubt Democrats will scream when the Republicans exercise the same veto power over committee assignments after they take back the majority.
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The RW pretty much canceled Colin Kaepernick's entire career after he peacefully took a knee during the anthem, pressuring Football owners so much he became a pariah.

Senator Cheney was cancelled at CPAC, a forum that was actually themed "uncancelled."


Look:


Christmas is a holiday when banks and govt offices are closed so no canceling there. But let some college add evening hours to access the cafeteria during Ramadan, and rw'rs cry bloody murder.
So yeah liberals don't have a monopoly on cancel culture, guys.


Colin is an ass hole. And Muslims trying to have some college cafeteria open up after hours during Ramalamadingdong, is that it? I have a bag of prunes they can eat, any time.
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