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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #300 on: July 23, 2021, 10:47:15 AM »

Kowtowing to the SJWs

Indians to change team name to Cleveland Guardians
https://www.wave3.com/2021/07/23/indians-change-team-name-cleveland-guardians/
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #301 on: July 23, 2021, 12:42:07 PM »

Kowtowing to the SJWs

Indians to change team name to Cleveland Guardians
https://www.wave3.com/2021/07/23/indians-change-team-name-cleveland-guardians/

I can't get too worked up about this; using a people group as a mascot seems a bit dehumanizing.  But I wonder if any real American Indians* (or India Indians for that matter) actually took offense, or if it was just white women getting offended on their behalf?

*there are no native Americans.  American aborigines came here from Asia.
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #302 on: July 23, 2021, 01:05:06 PM »

I can't get too worked up about this; using a people group as a mascot seems a bit dehumanizing. 

And yet no outrage over Celtics, Patriots, Vikings, Texans, Pirates, Yankees, Padres, Rangers, Trojans, Mountaineers, Knights, Swedes, Highlanders, Pioneers, Quakers, Vandals, Aggies, Tar Heels, Fighting Irish, Rebels, Spartans, ........... 

As a side note I googled college team names for many of those and Puerto Rico Tarzans and Janes was in the list.  :O

 
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #303 on: July 23, 2021, 01:18:40 PM »

And yet no outrage over Celtics, Patriots, Vikings, Texans, Pirates, Yankees, Padres, Rangers, Trojans, Mountaineers, Knights, Swedes, Highlanders, Pioneers, Quakers, Vandals, Aggies, Tar Heels, Fighting Irish, Rebels, Spartans, ........... 

As a side note I googled college team names for many of those and Puerto Rico Tarzans and Janes was in the list.  :O

For about half of those, that's a good point.  The other half is self-identity; not coopting some other people-group.  (I'm an Aggie, btw)  In any case, if "Indians" was even a real problem I doubt it was worth fixing and I wonder who it was that took offense.
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #304 on: July 23, 2021, 01:21:25 PM »

I agree, it's much more likely that the offense was taken by middle-aged white women and college kids, not the supposedly victimized groups themselves.

As someone descended from Scandihoovians I forgot that I should be upset about the Minnesota Vikings.  Excuse me, I'll be over here shaking my fist at the dehumanizing sportsballs.

Honestly I don't have a problem with a team choosing to change their name, but I can also see the other side of it - namely that people often name their sports teams after things they are proud of, respect, or want to be known for.

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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #305 on: July 23, 2021, 01:40:11 PM »

I guess being called the Cleveland Caveindians didn't appeal to them.
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #306 on: July 23, 2021, 01:41:37 PM »

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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #307 on: July 23, 2021, 01:43:02 PM »

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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #308 on: July 23, 2021, 02:28:53 PM »

Guardians is perfect. The ex Indians never guard a winning record just like the real Indians didn’t do so hot guarding their stuff.
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #309 on: July 23, 2021, 02:34:22 PM »

Guardians is perfect.

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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #310 on: July 23, 2021, 02:35:04 PM »

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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #312 on: July 23, 2021, 04:57:35 PM »

Should have gone with the Cleveland Rocks...https://youtu.be/i47lyjYF5As
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #313 on: July 23, 2021, 07:31:53 PM »

Should have gone with the Cleveland Rocks...https://youtu.be/i47lyjYF5As

They would have but they didn't want people to take them for granite.
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #314 on: July 23, 2021, 10:54:44 PM »

They would have but they didn't want people to take them for granite.
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #315 on: July 24, 2021, 11:59:59 PM »

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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #316 on: August 04, 2021, 12:26:09 PM »

I guess Matt Damon is on the SJW's naughty list

'I have never called anyone f****t in my personal life': Matt Damon says he 'stands with the LGBTQ+ community' after backlash over his use of the homophobic slur in a conversation with his daughter just months ago
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9854383/I-never-called-f-t-Matt-Damon-says-stands-LGBTQ-community.html

Go lay down in a ditch! Twitter weirdos ATTACK Matt Damon for learning and growing!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0kg6DX8OWw
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #317 on: August 04, 2021, 06:18:54 PM »

I guess Matt Damon is on the SJW's naughty list

'I have never called anyone f****t in my personal life': Matt Damon says he 'stands with the LGBTQ+ community' after backlash over his use of the homophobic slur in a conversation with his daughter just months ago
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9854383/I-never-called-f-t-Matt-Damon-says-stands-LGBTQ-community.html


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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #318 on: August 04, 2021, 06:29:21 PM »

Or cigarettes.

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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #319 on: August 04, 2021, 09:09:52 PM »

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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #320 on: August 04, 2021, 10:25:52 PM »

You store those in the boot. Wankers.
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #321 on: August 05, 2021, 12:33:35 PM »

You store those in the boot. Wankers.

Um, exactly what kind of faggots are you keeping in the trunk of your car, Jim?  :O
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #323 on: August 11, 2021, 06:52:29 PM »

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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #324 on: August 25, 2021, 06:10:19 PM »

Verizon is getting in on the act and going all out against Capitalism. Verizon, who charges $1000 for a phone and then makes $100/mo off of you after that. I'd almost be for socialism, just out of spite, if it meant nationalizing Verizon and making their phones and services free. Asswipes.

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