Labor Department Bans Redskins Jerseys

From the Washington Times: “Labor Department throws football party, but bans Redskins jerseys.” When the U.S. Labor Department’s Center for Civil Rights wanted to celebrate its accomplishments last week, its managers threw the staff a football-themed tailgate party in the office parking lot. The invite, distributed across the agency’s official email system, had all the rah-rah of a playoff game. “Celebrate a championship year!” it declared. Even the regular office dress policy was relaxed. Read more […]

Because Football Players All WANT to Name Themselves After People They “Disparage.”

I believe we have reached the point where absolutely nothing surprises me anymore. If power players in government can’t get their way using one method, they’ll keep trying alternative paths, until they get the desired result–legal, or not. From the Washington Times: The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the football team’s name “disparaging to Native Americans.” The landmark case, which appeared before the Trademark Read more […]

I Want Washington Redskins Changed to Honor Italian Americans

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that the NFL had to listen to concerns about the Washington Redskins team’s nickname even if only one person is offended. If that’s the standard, then there are a whole lot of things that offend me. Where does the one-person-offended line start? I’m offended that the team isn’t named after an Italian. Why not the Washington Columbians, named after Christopher Columbus? Our nation’s capital is the District of Columbia — “Land of Columbus.” Not to Read more […]