Readers continue the debate: Congress wants to be involved because the topic seems national, seems important (aggrieved minorities), seems controversial (big biz vs tribes), and gives the politician a platform on which to look important (spouting). The whole farce is just a simulacrum of doing the real work of legislating (which is slow, quiet, and … Continue reading Do Mascots Need Modernizing? Ctd
A reader writes: I have to agree with Doug Mataconis; why does Congress need to be involved here? Moreover, how many people upon hearing the word “Redskin” conjure up negative stereotypical images of Native Americans? I’d have to think maybe 1 out of 10 thinks of Native Americans instead of football players. But where would … Continue reading Do Mascots Need Modernizing? Ctd
Earlier this week, ten members of Congress sent a letter to the front office of the Washington Redskins, pushing them to select a new mascot: In this day and age, it is imperative that you uphold your moral responsibility to disavow the usage of racial slurs. The usage of the “R-word” is especially harmful to … Continue reading Do Mascots Need Modernizing?
A reader writes: Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD. If I’m right, my self-esteem will be temporarily bolstered. Camden Yards actually wasn’t too far off. Another reader: Looks like Harbor Yard, home of the Bridgeport Bluefish in Bridgeport, CT. It’s a great place to watch a ball game. Even if it’s wrong, it’s good to support the ‘fish. … Continue reading The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #222
Why not the Washington Reagans? You only need to change a few letters and whiten up the mascot some. — daveweigel (@daveweigel) June 18, 2014 Adam Raymond explains what has Washington sports fans riled up this morning: Eight years after a group of Native Americans filed a lawsuit seeking to repeal the Washington Redskins trademark, the U.S. … Continue reading The Fightin’ IP Attorneys?
That’s what Josh Levin dubs Redskins owner Dan Snyder’s new “Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation”: If you want my money, he’s saying, you’re going to have to choke down my nickname along with it. This is the essence of Dan Snyder: He can’t do good works without shoving his badness in your face. Arturo García is equally unimpressed: Snyder … Continue reading “The Most Uncharitable Name Ever Conceived For A Charitable Group”
A reader writes: I saw this thread and want to echo what one of your more recent readers wrote, with an added note. Women don’t have to shave, but I probably won’t date one unless she does, at least semi-regularly. But also: if a women I was interested in wouldn’t date me unless I shaved … Continue reading Why Should Women Shave? Ctd
Jun 24, 2013 @ 3:00pm A reader writes in with a good bloody question (I’m back from England but the language is still a bit transitional): In your latest episode of beard-blogging, you write that “Men …. will grow beards if they do nothing. The case, it seems to me, has to be made by … Continue reading Why Should Women Shave?
last updated 5/6/2014 Listed in reverse-chronological order with the ostsost recent threads at the top: Most Recent: Do I Sound Gay? May 2014 Andrew and readers share their opinions of the sound of gay voices. The War Over The Core Apr – May 2014 Reader and the blogosphere debate on the pros/cons of the Common … Continue reading Thread Archive