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Yerfatma. I know you like "straw" in your arguments so may I suggest you try to stop grasping at it. It was your post that directed me to the term "redskin". I didn't bring it up and please show the posts where I "bring them up every time...." Your sarcasm regarding the liberal bent of public schools is a poor substitue for reality. Oh, wait, you have 100+ years of no actual teaching experience. I'll take my 37 years of actually doing the job, negotiating contracts, doing grievances, being a union member and knowing the philosophies and platforms at the local, state, and national levels to your "hearsay" accreditation. The "midget fag commie" rejoinder was beneath you and you should "reassess" your use of terminology that is hurtful and demeaning to other groups.
Weedy. rcade introduced the idea that the use of the Seminole name was not appropriate for the university. Scroll up and catch up. Weedy& rcade. Scalp hunters, Chief Fullabull, and Sammy Seminole: Salient verbs? Were called and (once) had. Refer to the history lesson and answer your own question (Why did this stuff change?). The Seminoles made it change not by eliminating its use, but by insuring it was used in a manner they deemed respectful. I disagree with your comment "all the liberals are weak shit." Liberals are not "weak". Thanks for the assist, Weedy.
rcade. The Seminoles could buy FSU and make it a "graduation" present. Maybe there's still some of yerfatma's straw left for you to grasp.
posted by sandskater at 02:13 AM on December 11
The Seminoles are actually an amalgam of the original indians found in Florida(can't remember the name), some black slaves, and the Creek Indians. They're the only tribe to never sign a peace treaty with the federal government and were never subdued by federal forces. They now own and run numerous casinos and bought the Hard Rock Cafe chain of restaurants. The Seminoles negotiated and approved the use of their name and any asssociated images with FSU. The history of these people is a testament to their resilency, adaptability, and tenacity and is worth knowing. You won't read about them in the media because they don't fall into the "victim" category so cherished by the left. They're strong, independent, and no one can claim them as their "cause". Probably the same reason they're not a priority in the public schools that Yerfatma insists are not politically left. They don't need your righteous indignation about matters you don't understand and clearly haven't taken the time to find out. They've gotten what they wanted from FSU and the fact that you don't know that is not seminal to them. Pardon the pun.
posted by sandskater at 12:40 AM on December 10
Yerfatma. I don't equate the term "Redskin" with Seminole. Apparently you do. One is a slur, the other a legitimate name. You choose to read the politically incorrect nuance into "white pride". I don't. Your agenda is showing again. What caught my attention here was rcade's lack of curiosity for the 12 years his attention was drawn to a group he knew nothing about save they were the name of a college team. A little intellectual curiosity could have brought him up to speed. Apparently exercising some cultural awareness and learning about them wasn't important enough. That lacks the thrill of righteous indignation that comes from whaking the politically correct "Easy button". Like I said, call them the Vikings. Just don't tell the Swedes.
posted by sandskater at 10:33 PM on December 09
Let's call them the Vikings. No one has sued over the use of that name. Drop the name Seminoles, too. Then those who know nothing about them can completely forget they exist.
posted by sandskater at 01:53 PM on December 09
No rcade, I'm not joking. Please explain to me why you suggest I am and then read wfraz's comment.
posted by sandskater at 08:13 PM on September 29
Yerfatma, What part of voluntary don't you understand? Apparently all the boys weren't "Staw Manned" up to the agua. Agendized schools may be "irrelevant" to you, but not to everyone on this site. Your family members sound like exemplary educators. Kudos to them. Perhaps they can teach you not to let your overblown sense of self and political leanings cloud what must be an incredible intellect. Wfraz-You certainly do. To answer your question; No, you can't. See how easy that is? I don't have kids, but you can't take my Golden Retriever, either. The parents had the same opportunity you gave me. Incidently, why bring the mosque into play?
posted by sandskater at 05:51 PM on September 29
Student gets baptized=Reverend's daughter gets "banged". There's some real moral relativism.
posted by sandskater at 04:50 PM on September 29
I knew I could count on you, yerfatma. I don't know where your quote comes from (probably yourself), but I was in the educational profession for almost 40 years and I know of what I speak. How about you?
posted by sandskater at 04:38 PM on September 29
Jagsnumberone- Apparently you've never heard of Opus Dei. I am amazed by the hysterical vitriol put forth by some comments. The coach may have used better judgement, but his intentions were hardly satanic. This knee-jerk pride in damning anything traditional or religious is hardly the mark of a free-thinker. Going to church in Kentucky is like breathing and it appears the parents were aware of the destination of this trip. I'm sure any possible damage to this boy's secular soul can be undone and he can return to all things unspiritual unharmed. If you're truly disturbed by undue influence by agendized teachers you might look into university and public school curriculums and those who teach it. Now, there's a real baptism.
posted by sandskater at 03:11 PM on September 29
When the One Great Scorer Comes
To mark against your name,
He writes not whether you won or lost,
But how you played the game.
100 times on the blackboard, Serena.
posted by sandskater at 02:27 AM on September 14
This knee-jerk rush to connect the term "white pride'" to Nazism is indeed, curious. Had the tatoo said "white supremacy" I would understand the connection that many of you have made. The Nazi's, however, were even more selective than that, believing in the superiority of the northern European or "Aryan" race. You know, the tall, blond, supermen and women which were the poster children of the Nazi ideal. In the hierarchy of Nazi thinking many of us, white or not, would not have made the cut. In regard to the negative labeling of those that don't agree with us, I think the Nazi's had a pretty firm grasp of that, too. It's a shame it still persists today in supposedly "enlightened" individuals.
posted by sandskater at 01:19 AM on September 03
Amazing. Every specific comment thus far has focused on the tatooed words "white pride" as if this is some heinous statement. Must be the Bill Maher fan club link. I would have thought the Swastika would have drawn all the fiery rhetoric.
posted by sandskater at 12:50 AM on September 02
The problem goes well beyond soccer. It's a reflection of the animus felt by our neighbors to the south regarding anything "gringo".
posted by sandskater at 12:14 AM on August 17
Vick's presence in the NFL is a stain on its integrity. As far as his prison sentence, courts often mete out sentences that are not represenative of the seriousness of the crime. Anyone who can form a mental image of Vick swinging a dog on chain over his head to slam it on cement and still cheer for his success on the football field takes the "winning is the only thing" attitude to a new level.
posted by sandskater at 03:40 PM on August 14
His sentence was a joke. He hasn't "paid" for what he did and he should only be elgible for cage fighting where he can truly experience what he put those dogs through.
posted by sandskater at 10:59 AM on August 14
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