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Lawmaker wants Cleveland Indians to change name



Published: Wed, August 6, 2014 @ 2:21 p.m.

COLUMBUS

A Democratic state lawmaker is hoping to convince his colleagues in the legislature to urge the Cleveland Indians to change its name and mascot to something he says is “free of racial insensitivity.”

Sen. Eric Kearney (D-Cincinnati), a short-time running mate with gubernatorial hopeful Ed FitzGerald, introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 42 Wednesday, noting that the professional baseball franchise and its Chief Wahoo logo “have been criticized for perpetuating Native American stereotypes.”

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1billdog1(1219 comments)posted 1 month, 1 week ago

Geez, all the things going on in Ohio and this jerk takes the time to write a bill and waist time on the State Senate with this.

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2jrolley325(800 comments)posted 1 month, 1 week ago

i guess the economy is fixed

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3Notorious_Pig(103 comments)posted 1 month, 1 week ago

All the problems in Ohio and this douche feels the need to worry about something that remedial. Get a life, loser!!

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4resipsa(2 comments)posted 1 month, 1 week ago

Pay your taxes and we'll talk. What an idiot. accepted the nomination for Lt. Governor knowing he had financial problems. I wouldn't take a thing this guy says or, does seriously.

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5Attis(879 comments)posted 1 month, 1 week ago

Since Ohio is the site (Gnadenhutten) of the first mass slaughter of Native Americans (all Christian converts) west of the Alleghenies, no ugly racist images of Native Americans should ever be associated with any Ohio institution, least of all a major league baseball team. Dump Wahoo along with the name Indians into the trash heap of racist history, and move on to justice for all.

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6tgs23(18 comments)posted 1 month, 1 week ago

In an unrelated event in 1755 during the French and Indian War (part of the Seven Years' War), Native Americans allied with the French and massacred 11 missionaries.
Attis... get a life.

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7wolfrun1(79 comments)posted 1 month, 1 week ago

I am a Native American ... and very proud to be so ... the only sad thing is the other races just can't seem to leave us out of their petty issues....move on to anything that might be meaningful and productive...... and you cand put that in you "peace pipe " and smoke it !!!!!!!!!!

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8georgejeanie(807 comments)posted 1 month, 1 week ago

attis I bet you voted for the current resident of the White House.

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9JoeFromHubbard(1038 comments)posted 1 month, 1 week ago

What a bunch of lily livered, thin skinned, wimps.

Get over this sensitivity business and go to work.

This country was not built by cry babies but could be destroyed by them.

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