R is for Redskins

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Not for rose.  But what’s in a name?

F is for F word.  Not F word, the F word… the unmentionable F word.  But in place of the F word… the actual F word, F word is used… that is, the letter F followed by word.  So that when the F word is used… not the F word just F word, the F word is understood and no one is offended.

N is for N word.  Which must be more offensive than the F word, because the N word… not N word, the real N word, cannot be spoken, thought of, or breathed.  So like children, the N word… the actual N word, must be referenced by N word.  Because feelings might get hurt.

But the N word by any other name is still the N word.  For if a word, any word, is nothing but a combination of letters referencing some thing, place, or idea, then the N word… not the real N word, just N word, is just as offensive as the N word… the actual N word.  That is to say, N word and the N word are one and the same.  But what’s in a name?

In an attempt to banish an idea, the intolerant banish the word referencing the idea… in the name of tolerance.  Yet the idea remains.

Juliet had it right.  The Redskins by any other name would still be the Redskins.  And would still be smelly.


High Noon: May 18th
George Strait: Wait for me here. Tina Fey: No, I won’t do it. You’re asking me to wait to see if I’ll be a wife, a widow, or a stand-up has-been.

Slight the Vote
Opinions are like belly buttons – everyone’s got one. And more opinions than less won’t enrich the result. Just more pee in the pool.

Self-Evident Truth

The Declaration of Independence
Millennial Mad Lib Edition

When, sometime before lunch (an undefined occurrence in history), it becomes necessary for whoever is marching with us today (a uniquely identifiable culture) to loot and pillage (dissolve the political bands), which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the powers white privileged of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to trending hashtags (public opinion) requires that they should interrupt and shout down (make known) the causes which [impel] See Note them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal all men are @#$%&-ing jerks! that they are endowed by Oprah (a Higher Authority) with free stuff (inherent natural entitlements), that among these are Wi-Fi access (something valued), a living wage (something treasured), and free iPhones (something desired).

That, to secure these rights, woke mobs (organized public bodies) are instituted among gender non-specific earthlings (mankind in general) deriving their just powers from ourselves (the people). That, whenever any form of government white republican becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of everyone else (everyone) to topple statues (enact change) and to incite mob rule (form new government), laying its foundation on whatever we feel like (specific ideals), by defunding the police (and defining its powers) in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.

We have forbidden…
We have plundered…
We have abolished…
blah, blah, blah… .

We, therefore, the judges on American Idol (national body of decision makers), appealing to Alex Trebek (a Final Authority) for the [rectitude] See Note of our intentions, do, in the name, and by authority of Native Americans, and other indigenous creatures (original settlers), solemnly post on Facebook (publicly announce), that these former European slave trading outposts (British settlements) are, and of right ought to be free and independent states totally dissolved.

And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of network news (Deity), we mutually pledge to each other our online profiles (existence), our EBT cards and hash stash (fortunes), and our [sacred honor] See Note.

Note: Words not found in free online Urban Destruction Dictionary. Possible suggestions include:
Impel: Self-evident truth
Rectitude: An anal attitude
Sacred Honor: Patriotic character flaw


On the Fourth of July
But corruptible absolute power ended with “When in the course of human events… .”

Flintstones of Bedrock, USA
The whole purpose of language is communication. Something we’re not doing. Oh, sure… everyone’s talking. But no one’s listening.