Blogging by the credo of "Making the world a more offensive place, one blog post at a time", Brother Bob started writing posts around the beginning of the Obama presidency over at Brother Bob's Blog. A born-again Existentialist and self-professed libertarian with conservative tendencies, he has ironically chosen to live in the Washington, DC area - deep behind enemy lines. He has always loved history, and spent eight years volunteering as a tour guide on weekends, giving over 200 tours to roughly 2,500 mostly foreign guests. His tours were highlighted by stories generally not found in the history books or most other tours, such as the importance of the Battle if Antietam, the origins or Arlington Cemetery, and dispelling the myths of FDR's New Deal. Although his favorite subject to blog about is Economics, as seen in his Economics for Politicians series, his posts try to address angles that other conservative writers and the mainstream media (naturally!) miss. "There's no point in putting up a post on a subject that someone smarter than me has already written". He believes in the "Happy Warrior" approach, and tries to inject humor in his posts, sometimes successfully. Two such examples are his posts comparing the modern left to the horrible Star Wars prequels, and analyzing the laments of a DC woman in search of a feminist boyfriend. Brother Bob lives with his very patient wife known as Sister Babe, and their fantastic son. Little Bob. Little Bob is also the reason that being a tour guide came to an end, as spending Saturdays raising a son takes priority over giving lectures to foreign visitors on the folly of Keynesian economics. BB is also grateful for the opportunity to take his place among the outstanding writers at Flopping Aces, appreciates every person who takes the time to read his posts, and especially those who join him in the conversation in the comments.

14 Responses to “It’s Official – Every NFL Team Mascot is Offensive (Reader Post)”

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    Nan G

    In Utah in 1972 the governing body of Utah’s four indigenous Indian tribes agreed to the University of Utah to use the name, ”Utes.”
    Now, all of a sudden, a few supposedly Indians supposedly from Utah are ”offended.”
    Well, the Utes, their drum and feather logo, is staying.
    The governing body of these four tribes reiterated its assent to the University to use the name and the loge just the other day.
    All Utah’s natives (3,200 people) can get free education in college here.
    Even free tuition and scholarships.

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    Bob, I am sick, sick unto death with these equally predictable columns, editorials and blogposts like yours that run through the same dumb jokes and whining about the unfairness of it all.

    These sports teams are owned by powerful zillionaires who are more than capable of putting together a counter-PR campaign and countersuits of their own if they so will it. If they are going to allow themselves to be rolled by a handful of professional activists without hitting back then they don’t deserve peasants like us carrying their water for them.

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    Here is a solution to all these teams using offensive Indian names.

    If all the Native American reservations start declaring the revenue they reap from gaming and pay taxes (like the rest of us) then I say yes, lets get rid of all those offensive names. You can’t have it both ways.

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    Common Sense

    @This one: Better than looking like a complete liberal wacho who must have nothing better to do than worry about such idiotic things!! Are you really that stupid or is 1 your IQ??

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    That’s just it! Survey after survey shows the vast majority of Indians are not up in arms and those who actually know the history of these teams and how they originally got their names know there was no insult intended. What we’ve got here are a handful of professional agitators and their liberal enablers using the Lefty media to push people around.

    I have no doubt that if the team owners put their heads together and organized a PR campaign AND did some background exposure of the supposedly aggrieved parties behind these campaigns they’d come up with all sorts of hilarious dirt to make these people a national laughingstock.

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    Tired American

    Political correctness is meant to both neuter our language and our thoughts so that we all become mindless robots that loyally follow the government leviathan.

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