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Carl Levin, Debbie Stabenow think "Redskins" is an offensive team name

by: Eric B.

Thu May 29, 2014 at 17:27:53 PM EDT

Last week, 50 senators signed a letter to Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, telling him that the Redskins name is offensive and stupid (okay, I added that stupid bit, but I'm willing to take the flyer on this one). Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow were two of the 50. It's too bad no one thought to ask Gary Peters and Terri Lynn Land about this yesterday. I'm sure that Land in particular would have given a concise, definitive answer.

Speaking of which...

A representative of the Lansing-based firm accused of leaving racial slurs and vulgarities on a voice mail to a Saginaw Chippewa Tribal planning department employee said Thursday there was no malice on the part of the man who left the message.


Other racial slurs in the voice mail include calling Tribal members “redmen” and “them (expletive) Indians.”

One of the men on the recording alluded to calling Natives “redmen” because it is an offensive word that people “can’t” use.

Submitted without comment.

Eric B. :: Carl Levin, Debbie Stabenow think "Redskins" is an offensive team name
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My favorite quote from that story
The PR guy from the offending company said, "There's no malice on Kirk's part." I'm glad he cleared that up.

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul.

No malice...
What he means is the guy waited to be a dick until after he thought he had hung up the phone, so he should get a pass.

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