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They don't need to change the name. Just translate it into Chocktaw and call them the "Oklahoman's". Win-win for everybody, and Oklahoma finally gets a pro football team without having to blow half a billion bucks for a stadium!
Steve, you came so close this week. Keep trying, buddy! Here's where you went off the rails: I know this is a difficult concept from an old lefty like you, but believe or not, God didn't create the world with a certain number of Toyotas, McMansions, and Iphones in the year 4000BC for the government to divvy up six thousand years later. Shocking as it may seem, NEW wealth is created every time China cranks out a new Iphone, and even when GM builds another crappy Chevy (wherever they build them these days). And every single time someone transforms something they dug out of the ground into a new shiny gadget, new wealth is created. THE PIE GETS BIGGER. AND THE FEDS GET THEIR CUT. Outside the centers of Marxist lunacy like Chicago, people understand this intuitively. Many of us have actually worked in places where piles of raw materials becomes useful gadgets. That's why when you ask NORMAL people if Washington needs to raise their taxes in order to deliver the retirement they were promised when the feds confiscated 15% of their lifetime income, they say HELL NO! We the people simply can't fathom why Government thinks it needs a bigger share of all that new wealth that is always being created, just to deliver what it's already delivering. Not to say Social Security was a good idea, or that there isn't plenty of room to cut a heck of a lot of worthless junk from the budget -- like the DOE, EPA, DHS, FED, HUD, DOC, DOA, ... But the thing is -- the government DID THIS TO US. It took a huge chunk of our lifetime savings and blew it on a Ponzi scheme. End it if you like -- and I'll cheer you on. But not before you deliver on the promise they made when they confiscated my money that I needed to take care of my own retirement. I don't care if it has sell Chicago to the Chicoms to do it, this government will keep that promise! And hell no, you can't raise my taxes!
I have the solution! Apparently the "Native-Americans" don't care about racial slurs so long as they're in a native tongue. So just translate the team's name into Choctaw, and call them the "Oklahoman's"!
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Slavery Reparations

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Jun 18, 2014 11:56 AM
Mathematically, any American whose family has been in America more than 100 years probably has a black ancestor. When my sister researched our genealogy a few years ago, she turned up a photograph of our great-great-great-grandfather in the late 1800's, blacker than Obama's shoe polish, proudly sitting in a chair surrounded by his white wife and passel of mulatto kids. Nobody in the family had any idea, but it not surprising given the fact that we're just a typical mongrel American family. Like most people, my clan of poor dirt farmers back then were more likely to marry a black person than own one -- which would be about like me owning a Lear jet. So if Lizzy Warren can snap up a job at Harvard for pretending to be 1/32 Cherokee, what do I get for proof that I'm 1/64th black? Reparations for everybody!
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Slavery Reparations

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Jun 18, 2014 8:13 AM
While I don't have any actual historical pedigree going back that far, the un-Roman shape of my nose makes it obvious that my great-grandfather, a mere 100 generations removed, was a British slave in ancient Rome, whose democratic government was the ideological predecessor of America. Therefore, I demand reparations for the unspecified injustices to my unknown progenitor, which were perpetrated by the predecessor of this nation!
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Here Comes Tomorrow

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Jun 18, 2014 7:52 AM
Yeah, and they told me I'd have a flying car by 2000, too. Any time some futurist uses his straight line to predict the future, watch out. Just like the climate and the stock market, the future is a complex system where straight-line predictions from current trends are worthless. A butterfly flaps its wings in Bolivia and ... well you know the rest. There is absolutely no evidence that a faster processor with more memory can ever produce intelligence. Your PC has more memory dedicated to its screen alone than the entire disk farm of the mainframe that I started my programming career on. I remember reading in the eighties that the "singularity" would occur when computers someday had access to "the gigabit space" -- one billion bits. My PHONE currently has 32 gigaBYTES -- 256 times what some moron thought it would take to make it intelligent. And it's still not smart enough to hang up on a robodialer. True intelligence/consciousness is most likely a quantum phenomena, completely unrelated to binary logic. Comparing machine intelligence to true intelligence is like comparing apples to pianos. Or Dumbocrats to Libertarians.
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Their War, Not Ours

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Jun 17, 2014 8:52 AM
Iraq is about to demonstrate once again for the world that age-old lesson: Stupid and cowardly people don't get their own country.
Let me get this straight. Our "friends" in Saudi Arabia funded our enemy Al-Quida, to overthrow our enemy in Syria because we didn't have the cash to do it ourselves. And now, having achieved stalemate in Syria, our enemy Al-Quida has decided to attack our "friends" in Iraq, which we spent a trillion dollars to liberate from our enemy Sadaam Hussein who we mistakenly thought was building a Bomb, and was the enemy of our enemy Iran. Now we are thinking about providing air support to our enemy Iran (who really is building a bomb), so they can come to the aid of our "friends" in Iraq, against our other enemy Al-Quida, knowing full well that our enemy Iran will in the end reclaim Iraq for itself and they by re-establish their ancient state of Persia. Huh? Is this that Stanley Kubrick movie where Slim Pickins rides a bomb at the end, only with Muslims instead of Communists? Seriously, anybody who can't see that Ron Paul is right on this one needs to see a shrink.
Why do they lie? The answer can be found in their bible, "Rules for Radicals", which was dedicated to the Father of Lies -- Lucifer. “Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history... the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”
Here's a little thought experiment. Imagine that in an alternate universe, Obama really was a Manchurian President, secretly groomed by muslim fanatics from birth to infiltrate the Evil Empire and destroy it from within. Would the result be any different?
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This is How You Lose a War

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Jun 13, 2014 9:24 AM
You mean sorta like the USSR?
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