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Bob Costas on Redskins
name: ‘It’s an insult, a slur’

Washington Post, by Sarah Kogod

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 10/14/2013 11:05:20 AM

Every week during halftime of Sunday Night Football, Bob Costas gets to recite a personal essay about whatever hot topic strikes his fancy. This Sunday he chose the Redskins name, and spent a few minutes offering his commentary on the subject. Here is his statement in full. With Washington playing Dallas here tonight, it seems like an appropriate time to acknowledge the ongoing controversy about the name, “Redskins.” Let’s start here: there’s no reason to believe that owner Daniel Snyder, or any official or player from his team, harbors animus towards Native Americans, or chooses to disrespect them. This is

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After 80 years someone decides the name has to go. Maybe political correctness is the real insult.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Historybuff, 10/14/2013 11:11:19 AM     (No. 9564540)

Costas jumps on this week´s Hobby Horse and goes on the warpath!

You can see it in his eyes!

Oh wait, that´s an eyelift.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rburns, 10/14/2013 11:13:23 AM     (No. 9564544)

Bob Costas couldn´t get a job in the real world but he sure likes to shoot his mouth off. Hey Bob..........ask us, including native Americans, if we care what you think!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: artman1746, 10/14/2013 11:13:30 AM     (No. 9564545)

The last Sunday nite football episode that will grace my flat screen. I don´t watch football to be harassed about politics. In fact, football is my break from politics as I´m a political junkie. Why would I want to be harangued by some liberal trying to further an agenda?

NBC, like Costos liberals, just can´t help themselves. Well, I can!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jmkotow, 10/14/2013 11:15:03 AM     (No. 9564549)

They fired Rush for Much Much less!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JustCause, 10/14/2013 11:21:01 AM     (No. 9564561)

Would it be a Slur if the team were named: the Washington Costas ?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: abiner, 10/14/2013 11:21:38 AM     (No. 9564562)

I think Costas is past his "use by" date.

Sorta reminds me of what happened when Quincy, ME, grew a social conscience. The show eventually tanked.

Stick to play-by-play, Costas. You´re not intelligent enough to handle the big issues.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jackson, 10/14/2013 11:23:05 AM     (No. 9564564)

Bob Costas is a fool. Like the prostitute who cries "rape" when the check bounces, his newfound respect for injuns is bull. I grew up hating the Redskins (Giant fan) but I root for them now. Kudos to owner Snyder!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mp4747, 10/14/2013 11:25:41 AM     (No. 9564570)

I´ll bet dollars to donuts that the name Bob Costas is offensive to more people in this country than the name redskins. He needs to change it to Bob Crybaby.

Maybe next week he can comment on the destruction of self esteem of defences around the league because of Payton Manning. Make him get 20 yards for a first down. It´s just not fair.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: reilly, 10/14/2013 11:27:37 AM     (No. 9564574)


Iowahawk wants to change the name, too...to the "Crapville Redskins".



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Reply 10 - Posted by: Dante, 10/14/2013 11:29:08 AM     (No. 9564578)

I don´t turn on football to be lectured by a wig-wearing midget.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: richwill, 10/14/2013 11:30:45 AM     (No. 9564584)

Another reason I never watch sports at any level. Sports have become a political platform for the left. If the libs believe in racial equality, have all college, NFL and ABA teams 50% other than black.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: nimby, 10/14/2013 11:33:37 AM     (No. 9564590)

Is a Costas a sportscaster or a political hack?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Grady, 10/14/2013 11:35:35 AM     (No. 9564595)

Since when did bob costas hate Indians so much?


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Reply 14 - Posted by: provide, 10/14/2013 11:35:49 AM     (No. 9564596)

Maybe he got invited to an Oneida sweat lodge and got his new name, "Late Come False Voice".

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Reply 15 - Posted by: digger, 10/14/2013 11:37:15 AM     (No. 9564603)

And while we´re at it, I think that the term "Fighting Irish" is an insult and a slur to the Irish race. Irish people should not be stereotyped as belligerents. And that mascot - an insult to Leprechaun-Americans!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bmw50, 10/14/2013 11:37:57 AM     (No. 9564606)

Where was Costas 5-10-15-20 years ago?
NOW he jumps on the PC bandwagon is if he´s such a media moral giant!

Pathetic POS.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: bobn.t, 10/14/2013 11:38:46 AM     (No. 9564607)

"Washington Redskins" - name implies hatred, incivility, contempt, violence, disrespect, meanness, barbarianism, and hostility.

From now on the team shall be referred to simply as "The Redskins."

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Reply 18 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/14/2013 11:38:58 AM     (No. 9564608)

How ironic. In the Washington Post:

A Linguist´s Alternative History of ´Redskin´

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/02/AR2005100201139.html

An excerpt - but read the article - it is interesting...

For many Americans, both Indian and otherwise, the term "redskin" is a grotesque pejorative, a word that for centuries has been used to disparage and humiliate an entire people, but an exhaustive new study released today makes the case that it did not begin as an insult.

Smithsonian Institution senior linguist Ives Goddard spent seven months researching its history and concluded that "redskin" was first used by Native Americans in the 18th century to distinguish themselves from the white "other" encroaching on their lands and culture.

When it first appeared as an English expression in the early 1800s, "it came in the most respectful context and at the highest level," Goddard said in an interview. "These are white people and Indians talking together, with the white people trying to ingratiate themselves."

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Bohallx, 10/14/2013 11:38:59 AM     (No. 9564609)

Adolph Eichmann is supposed to have said that if there were no Jews he wouldn´t be mistaken for one.

Then he set about murdering millions of them.

Could be the same with Bob Costas. Possibly he thinks if there were no "redskins" he wouldn´t be mistaken for one.

Frankly, he has no real worry in that regard ~ his days on the gridiron are over, but what about AFTER THE NAME, then what´s Bob going to turn to. Will he begin murdering Indians and football players?

Darned good chance of that Fur Shur.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 10/14/2013 11:43:31 AM     (No. 9564621)

If Bob Costas wants to do some good with his harangues, how about lecturing all the players who have fathered hundreds of illegitimate babies and in most cases do not support.

In a recent incident Adrian Peterson didn´t even know his child who was beaten to death this week...and any attempt to persuade fans otherwise is a PR move on his agent´s part.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: cThree, 10/14/2013 11:46:11 AM     (No. 9564628)

I did watch his little sermon last night. Oh so earnest, and oh so righteous.

Whoever gave him a soapbox in his current contract should be fired.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 10/14/2013 11:52:21 AM     (No. 9564637)

#20, that won´t be commented on by Costas for any number of reasons. Boys will be boys, or maybe he´s rightly afraid that one or two of the thuggier ones will pound sand on his rear quarters for that bit of truth. It is safer for him to talk about stuff for which he has no clue to speak of. His whole career has become one gigantic slur factory.

Truth be told though, the illegitimacy rate amongst the sports and entertainment industry is appalling. Peterson not knowing his child was in that kind of situation is just horrible.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: ginadee, 10/14/2013 11:54:04 AM     (No. 9564640)

Geesh! I love redskin potatoes!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: JudithC, 10/14/2013 12:00:02 PM     (No. 9564652)

Costas is picture perfect example of a sawed off little twerp with a little big man complex. As he pontificated about the Redskins his eyes got bigger and bigger...approaching bulging... as though he was about to make a significant comment and was so revved he had to illustrate with his extra small size body language. The only think that happened was that he went into his phony lean forward because what´s coming is important posture and succeeded in making me furious. It also made me wonder why I was watching Sunday night football it the agenda is going to include this kind of agenda. Costas personifies a nasty little man with a bug up his tail. And it wouldn´t matter if the bug were the size of walrus, it still wouldn´t be enough to make this pathetic short hitter palatable.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Chuck, 10/14/2013 12:01:24 PM     (No. 9564657)

Those who are so concerned about some offensive term don´t even listen to what they are really saying.

Red skin is a physical trait. To declare that reference to be insulting is racism at its worst. Why should a race be ashamed about the color of their skin?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Smart11344, 10/14/2013 12:01:46 PM     (No. 9564658)

I wonder if Disney will remove the song, "What Made The Redman Red" from the classic film, Peter Pan? Shhhhh, don´t tell Costas about the song.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: treecat, 10/14/2013 12:05:20 PM     (No. 9564667)

´Mute´, your National social directors center. (tv´s).

Listen to local team ´Radio Broadcast´, while watching a silent Bob working his mouth....



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Reply 28 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 10/14/2013 12:13:26 PM     (No. 9564680)

#10, "wig-wearing midget" sounds about right. I find the name Bob Costas offensive, so henceforth he shall be known as "Widget."

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Reply 29 - Posted by: hotcorner, 10/14/2013 12:13:47 PM     (No. 9564682)

Next up for Costas and all liberals - destroy football altogether. It is already in the works and will take about 10 more years.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: jt26, 10/14/2013 12:18:27 PM     (No. 9564685)

Bobbie´s got his little knickers in a twist.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: farmwife, 10/14/2013 12:20:00 PM     (No. 9564690)

I am SO impressed when liberals get all offended on behalf of other people who have expressed no offense. They do it to rev up offense in those they presume to speak for. He probably has succeeded in some Indians deciding they are offended when they hadn´t given it a moments thought before now.

Liberals are always offended by something and they spend a lot of time trying to get other people to feel offended.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: dixieboy1, 10/14/2013 12:21:16 PM     (No. 9564691)

Just call them the "Washington Losers".

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Reply 33 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 10/14/2013 12:34:32 PM     (No. 9564708)

Bob´s probably upset, also, that many of those "redskins" were killed by - GUNS!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Namma, 10/14/2013 12:39:11 PM     (No. 9564718)

do we not use color when describing some Americans...
how about Black American to describe some Americans..is that not a slur...I could never understand why the word Black is used.We are all Americans...
So if the Redskins name has to be shelved..so should the word black be shelved.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 10/14/2013 12:46:57 PM     (No. 9564730)

I can´t stand Costas. When he started his rant, I changed channels. I don´t watch the olympics either. Maybe they should rename the team the Washington Crooks. That will go perfectly well with their surroundings.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 10/14/2013 12:49:29 PM     (No. 9564734)

I really need to hear from the little liberal fruitcake whom deserves only a slap across his ugly face lifted, wig wearing head.
If I ever got close enough to the little wimp I would coldcock the crapweasel.
Every one knows where this PC is going if the Redskin´s owner buckles. Other will be intimidated such as the Cleveland ´Indians´ or any other names that some liberal wants to be insulted about.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: jinx, 10/14/2013 12:51:26 PM     (No. 9564737)

I am so sick of this PC world. It is time for Costas to go!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Drive, 10/14/2013 12:52:15 PM     (No. 9564740)

BTW, their skin is not red but brown like Hispanics. Incidentally rednecks is ok

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Shells, 10/14/2013 1:04:43 PM     (No. 9564758)

He looked and sounded like a complete jackarse.

It was embarrassing to watch.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: master sergeant, 10/14/2013 1:11:32 PM     (No. 9564770)

What about the Washington Negroes? Would that be an insult?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: thelmalou, 10/14/2013 1:19:09 PM     (No. 9564784)

Oh, Bob, you ignorant slut (said in my best Dan Akroyd voice). The Indians (feather, not dot) of old were fantastic warriors. To call a sports team after them is a COMPLIMENT - AN HONOR - instead of a slur. Ye gods. If you had your way, they´d be called the Washington Old Maids.

Here is a list of the NFL team names: Ravens, Bills, Bengals, Browns, Broncos, Colts, Texans, Jaguars, Chiefs, Dolphins, Patriots, Jets, Raiders, Steelers, Chargers, Titans, Cardinals, Falcons, Panthers, Bears, Cowboys, Lions, Packers, Vikings, Saints, Giants, Eagles, Rams, 49ers, Seahawks, Buccaneers, and Redskins. Notice something about the overwhelming majority of them? THEY´RE SUPER TOUGH. Also, if the Redskins have to change their name, then obviously so will the Kansas City Chiefs have to. Then the Vikings should be made to change their name, because that´s offensive to people descended from Norse people. Ditto the Buccaneers, because that´s offensive to people descended from pirates.

I´m 3/8 American Indian, and I do not object to the term.


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Reply 42 - Posted by: thelmalou, 10/14/2013 1:23:35 PM     (No. 9564800)

#17 - Post of the week!!!


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Reply 43 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 10/14/2013 1:28:29 PM     (No. 9564809)

The only part of "Washington Redskins" that is offensive these days is the "Washington" part...

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Reply 44 - Posted by: John c, 10/14/2013 1:42:22 PM     (No. 9564824)

Did a search for -Redskins and Boston- and I found this:
"1933: Now led by Lone Star Dietz, a Native American Coach, the team moves to Fenway Park. With the move the team also undergoes a name change becoming the Boston Redskins."

I read in another release that the named was to honor Dietz as a native American coach.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/14/2013 1:46:32 PM     (No. 9564827)

Rename the team "The Redheads" and move them to Ireland, then everyone but the players on the team will be happy.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: brianod1, 10/14/2013 2:12:44 PM     (No. 9564858)

I hit mute when Costas started talking, much as I changed then channel when Olbermann was on NFL Sunday Night Football broadcasts. The NFL risks antagonizing many viewers by its affiliation with the left wing NBC/Comcast.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: littleorby, 10/14/2013 2:25:22 PM     (No. 9564872)

If the Redskins don´t change their name by 1: 25 PM Eastern Time, August 16, 2046, I´m going to cut my wrists.

I´m VERY serious!

Disclosure: The above is second part of the old saw . . ., and fools because they must say something.


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Reply 48 - Posted by: EQKimball, 10/14/2013 2:41:27 PM     (No. 9564882)

Being of Greek descent, I wonder what he thinks of the sports names Spartans and Trojans? Being of Irish descent, I know what I think of the names "Celtics," "Gaels" and "Fighting Irish." Damn proud.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Screwgun, 10/14/2013 2:57:22 PM     (No. 9564896)

"Where Indian fights are colorful sights and nobody takes a lickin´. Where paleface and REDSKIN both turn chicken"

F-Troop

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Reply 50 - Posted by: ChazzPalm, 10/14/2013 3:13:01 PM     (No. 9564920)

Let´s make everyone happy...change it to ´D.C. Redskins´!
See how easythatwas??

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Muggins, 10/14/2013 3:19:04 PM     (No. 9564929)

Native Americans were once proud of their skin color. They called the Europeans, "palefaces". The reason why their skin was so red was because of their exposure to the sun all day. Even palefaces get red if they stay half naked in the sun all day, every day. A hundred years ago, Native American children were forced to go to boarding schools, away from the reservations. Upon their return, adults lamented that these children were spoiled and had to wear too much clothing to keep warm. Redskins might have been a pejorative before the middle of last century, but nowadays tans are at a premium. If you look at the symbol of the Redskins, on the sides of their helmets, you´ll see nobility in that likeness of a Redskin.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: bob913, 10/14/2013 3:27:24 PM     (No. 9564940)

How many Redskins games did Bob Costas watch or comment on tv during his career? Plenty

How many times did he say that name is a slur? Zero

So why now?

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Reply 53 - Posted by: god of irony, 10/14/2013 3:32:15 PM     (No. 9564946)

Where does Costas stand on the Red Sox, Reds (Redlegs), Red Hawks, Red Storm and any sports team that has read it them? How about the Utah Utes? Their school color is read and they are actually named after and indian tribe.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: thewarden, 10/14/2013 3:39:06 PM     (No. 9564957)

My son says Bob is always testy because he has to wait 2 years between gigs (the Olympics). And remember, this is NBC, what do you expect? He´s brownie-pointing for his boss. That said, no one asked you, Bob. Zip it.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: veritas4ever, 10/14/2013 3:48:00 PM     (No. 9564963)

Costas is a small leftwing loon.. He does not the sport knowledge he thinks we all believe. If I were to spend my life reading SI, Elias Sports Bureau facts and figures, Sporting News, and talking points provided by a TV producer I would be as "knowledgeable" as he is when he appears on TV.
Perhaps Costas should consider not traveling to Oklahoma, a Choctaw word meaning "red people" or to the other 25 States whose name derives from an Indian word or phrase, like the Fighting Ilini. Obama´s state of residence.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: franq, 10/14/2013 4:06:06 PM     (No. 9564981)

Bob, if you had any guts you´d go on TV minus the rug.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: gollyneds, 10/14/2013 4:10:42 PM     (No. 9564986)

i think you´re on to something bob. but don´t stop here. saints is offensive to catholics. or non catholics. or atheists. somebody´s gotta be offended somewhere.
and giants. offensive to normal sized people as well as pituatary cases.
browns. offensive to people who aren´t brown.
jets. offensive to non jet vehicles.
patriots. offensive to democrats.
yankees. offensive to southerners
dodgers. offensive to those too infirm to dodge.
brewers. offensive to those who do not imbibe.
the heat. offensive to criminals
pistons. offensive to jets
bulls. offensive to lesbian cows
blue jackets. offensive to confederates
islanders. offensive to mainlanders
rangers. offensive to criminals

and on and on it goes. come on bob. stand up (as if we could tell if you did) for those of us in the perennially offended minority

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Reply 58 - Posted by: snakeoil, 10/14/2013 4:45:33 PM     (No. 9565019)

I´m offended by the San Diego Chargers. I always pay cash. Is it right to have a sports team whose nickname champions deficit spending? Will always remember Costas interviewing Vince McMahon of the WWE. I saw terror in his eyes when Vince threatening to engage in dwarf tossing. As Roseanne Roseannadanna used to say on SNL: It´s always something. If it´s not this it´s that. Enough already.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 10/14/2013 10:00:44 PM     (No. 9565299)

There’s no reason to believe that Bob Costas, or any member of his family, harbors animus towards common sense. He just shows it with nonsensical and unsolicited comments about things he has no more expertise in than any other liberal. Or conservative. Or Redskin. Or native America. Bob Costas is just another liberal who can´t keep his fat mouth shut about things no one wants his opinion on.

Bob, you talk too much. Shut up.

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After remarks he made at the National Action Network conference this week and various actions on voting rights and equality he’s taken over the past several months, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry is starting to wonder if Attorney General Eric Holder is “the Obama we had been hoping for.” Even though she admitted it’s not entirely fair to “separate” Holder from President Barack Obama, that’s the question the host posed to her panel Saturday morning. “I think he may be the greatest addition to the entire Obama Administration,” Fordham University’s Christina Greer told Harris-Perry, saying the “foundational work”

Ukraine prepares armed response
as city seized by pro-Russia forces
Reuters, by Pavel Polityuk and Thomas Grove    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/12/2014 3:29:19 PM     Post Reply
KIEV/MOSCOW - Armed separatists took virtual control of a city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday and Kiev prepared troops to deal with what it called an "act of aggression by Russia". Pro-Russian activists carrying automatic weapons seized government buildings in Slaviansk and set up barricades on the outskirts of the city. Official buildings in several neighboring towns were also attacked. The developments have increased concerns of a possible "gas war" that could disrupt energy supplies across the continent. "The Ukrainian authorities consider the events of the day as a display of external aggression from Russia,"

Women´s clothing retailer
Coldwater Creek to close its doors
Star Tribune [Minneapolis, MN], by Jackie Crosby    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/12/2014 9:53:07 AM     Post Reply
Women’s specialty clothing chain Coldwater Creek filed for bankruptcy on Friday and said it will close all of its stores around the country, including 11 in Minnesota. The Sandpoint, Idaho-based company plans to time its liquidation sales to coincide with the traditionally busy Mother’s Day weekend. Coldwater Creek is the latest retailer to seek protection from creditors as consumers continue to manage their household budgets tightly and hold back on discretionary spending. Others to file for bankruptcy include discount chain Loehmann’s, trendy retailer Dots and the plus-sized Ashley Stewart Holdings. Coldwater Creek announced plans to seek strategic alternatives in October,

IHOP server says customer’s
$200 tip got her fired
Yahoo! News, by Charlene Sakoda    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/11/2014 7:02:27 PM     Post Reply
Chanetrice Carter, a server at the Glen Allen, Virginia IHOP was overjoyed when she received a huge $200 tip, but never thought it would lead to her termination. As reported by WWBT 12 On Your Side, Carter was called into a closed-door meeting with her IHOP manager a week after she received the large tip. "He said, ´That´s his handwriting. That´s his signature.´ But he only meant to write down $2.00. He didn´t mean to write down $200.00," Carter recounted. She said that the manager then told her, "’You have seven days to pay it back or else.’" Ms. Carter

Tax nightmare: What if
you can´t pay the IRS?
Reuters, by Amy Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/11/2014 4:06:22 PM     Post Reply
NEW YORK - There are many tax-time nightmares, but here´s one of the most common: You don´t have the cash to pay what you owe on April 15. "A couple of weeks ago, I ended up talking a young woman off a ledge, as it were, because she discovered she had screwed up on her withholding and owed a bunch of tax," says Melody Thornton, a certified public accountant in Cardiff, California. If you find yourself in that situation, don´t ignore the problem. The worst thing you can do is put off filing your return, without at least requesting an

Vermont´s Single-Payer
Dream Is Taxpayer Nightmare
Bloomberg News, by Megan McArdle    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/11/2014 3:44:49 PM     Post Reply
Of the plans that states have hatched for the Affordable Care Act, none has been bolder than that of Vermont, which wants to implement a single-payer health-care system, along the lines of what you might find in Britain or Canada. One government-operated system will cover all 620,000 of Vermont’s citizens. The hope is that such a system will allow Vermont to get costs down closer to Canada’s, as well as improve health by coordinating care and ensuring universal coverage. Just two small issues need to be resolved before the state gets to all systems go: First, it needs the federal

West struggles as Russia
moves to dominate old USSR
Reuters, by Peter Apps    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/11/2014 8:23:50 AM     Post Reply
LONDON - NATO says tens of thousands of Russian troops are massed on the border with Ukraine for a potential invasion, yet Western states still lack a strategy to stop Moscow from intervening in its former Soviet neighbors. (Snip) Ultimately, Moscow´s commitment to rebuild the former USSR as its own unilateral sphere of influence may outstrip the determination of Washington and its European allies to stop it. Experts say Moscow has been infiltrating its neighbors ever more deeply, building its influence amongst security forces, government officials and politicians. That, some say, allows it to stir up instability in locations like

49ers gathering facts on
reported investigation of Colin
Kaepernick for Miami incident
Yahoo! Sports, by Frank Schwab    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/10/2014 10:34:58 PM     Post Reply
The San Francisco 49ers said they are aware of a TMZ report saying quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for an incident in Miami and are gathering facts on the incident. TMZ reported Thursday that police are in the beginning stages of investigating an alleged incident which TMZ said happened at the Viceroy Hotel in Miami earlier this month. The story said the police were investigating for "possible sexual assault," but Bay Area News Group crime reporter Natalie Neysa Alund wrote that the incident is not being investigated as a sexual assault. No charges have been filed at this point.



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Ben Carson: White House wanted
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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Chelsea Clinton no longer
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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

White is not right: Campus admins ask
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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
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Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of


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