WaPost piece: US military 's "Apache" helicopter is racist slur

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    WaPost piece: US military 's "Apache" helicopter is racist slur

    Honest Injun, this is not an Onion satire. Just the predictable progressive next step in "liberal white man condescends to native Americans by telling them what they need to be outraged about".


    The liberal WaPost publishes a diatribe, from a Mass. moonbat: "The US military's ongoing slur of Native Americans".


    "In the United States today, the names Apache, Comanche, Chinook, Lakota, Cheyenne and Kiowa apply not only to Indian tribes but also to military helicopters. Add in the Black Hawk, named for a leader of the Sauk tribe. Then there is the Tomahawk, a low-altitude missile, and a drone named for an Indian chief, Gray Eagle. Operation Geronimo was the end of Osama bin Laden."


    "Why do we name our battles and weapons after people we have vanquished? For the same reason the Washington team is the Redskins and my hometown Red Sox go to Cleveland to play the Indians and to Atlanta to play the Braves: because the myth of the worthy native adversary is more palatable than the reality — the conquered tribes of this land were not rivals but victims...."


    The pompous fool ends his rant with this:


    "Being a Native American means living, on average, more than four years less than other Americans. The violence is ongoing, even if the guns are silent…"


    The Government-worshipping progressive is of course clueless to the reality that Native Americans who no longer asked for special treatment and left the Government-sponsored 'reservations" , mostly live the American dream....it is the Native Americans stuck in the soul sucking paternalistic rathole Government 'reservations', are the ones who suffer.


     

     
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    This one is better. Boy, the Fox pundits really hate soccer. 

     

    I've held off on writing about soccer for a decade -- or about the length of the average soccer game -- so as not to offend anyone. But enough is enough. Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation's moral decay.


    (1) Individual achievement is not a big factor in soccer. In a real sport, players fumble passes, throw bricks and drop fly balls -- all in front of a crowd. When baseball players strike out, they're standing alone at the plate. But there's also individual glory in home runs, touchdowns and slam-dunks.


    In soccer, the blame is dispersed and almost no one scores anyway. There are no heroes, no losers, no accountability, and no child's fragile self-esteem is bruised. There's a reason perpetually alarmed women are called "soccer moms," not "football moms."


    Do they even have MVPs in soccer? Everyone just runs up and down the field and, every once in a while, a ball accidentally goes in. That's when we're supposed to go wild. I'm already asleep.


    (2) Liberal moms like soccer because it's a sport in which athletic talent finds so little expression that girls can play with boys. No serious sport is co-ed, even at the kindergarten level.


    (3) No other "sport" ends in as many scoreless ties as soccer. This was an actual marquee sign by the freeway in Long Beach, California, about a World Cup game last week: "2nd period, 11 minutes left, score: 0:0." Two hours later, another World Cup game was on the same screen: "1st period, 8 minutes left, score: 0:0." If Michael Jackson had treated his chronic insomnia with a tape of Argentina vs. Brazil instead of Propofol, he'd still be alive, although bored.


    Even in football, by which I mean football, there are very few scoreless ties -- and it's a lot harder to score when a half-dozen 300-pound bruisers are trying to crush you.


    (4) The prospect of either personal humiliation or major injury is required to count as a sport. Most sports are sublimated warfare. As Lady Thatcher reportedly said after Germany had beaten England in some major soccer game: Don't worry. After all, twice in this century we beat them at their national game.

     

    Baseball and basketball present a constant threat of personal disgrace. In hockey, there are three or four fights a game -- and it's not a stroll on beach to be on ice with a puck flying around at 100 miles per hour. After a football game, ambulances carry off the wounded. After a soccer game, every player gets a ribbon and a juice box.


    (5) You can't use your hands in soccer. (Thus eliminating the danger of having to catch a fly ball.) What sets man apart from the lesser beasts, besides a soul, is that we have opposable thumbs. Our hands can hold things. Here's a great idea: Let's create a game where you're not allowed to use them!


    (6) I resent the force-fed aspect of soccer. The same people trying to push soccer on Americans are the ones demanding that we love HBO's "Girls," light-rail, Beyonce and Hillary Clinton. The number of New York Times articles claiming soccer is "catching on" is exceeded only by the ones pretending women's basketball is fascinating.


    I note that we don't have to be endlessly told how exciting football is.


    (7) It's foreign. In fact, that's the precise reason the Times is constantly hectoring Americans to love soccer. One group of sports fans with whom soccer is not "catching on" at all, is African-Americans. They remain distinctly unimpressed by the fact that the French like it.


    (8) Soccer is like the metric system, which liberals also adore because it's European. Naturally, the metric system emerged from the French Revolution, during the brief intervals when they weren't committing mass murder by guillotine.


    Despite being subjected to Chinese-style brainwashing in the public schools to use centimeters and Celsius, ask any American for the temperature, and he'll say something like "70 degrees." Ask how far Boston is from New York City, he'll say it's about 200 miles.


    Liberals get angry and tell us that the metric system is more "rational" than the measurements everyone understands. This is ridiculous. An inch is the width of a man's thumb, a foot the length of his foot, a yard the length of his belt. That's easy to visualize. How do you visualize 147.2 centimeters?


    (9) Soccer is not "catching on." Headlines this week proclaimed "Record U.S. ratings for World Cup," and we had to hear -- again -- about the "growing popularity of soccer in the United States."


    The USA-Portugal game was the blockbuster match, garnering 18.2 million viewers on ESPN. This beat the second-most watched soccer game ever: The 1999 Women's World Cup final (USA vs. China) on ABC. (In soccer, the women's games are as thrilling as the men's.)


    Run-of-the-mill, regular-season Sunday Night Football games average more than 20 million viewers; NFL playoff games get 30 to 40 million viewers; and this year's Super Bowl had 111.5 million viewers.


    Remember when the media tried to foist British soccer star David Beckham and his permanently camera-ready wife on us a few years ago? Their arrival in America was heralded with 24-7 news coverage. That lasted about two days. Ratings tanked. No one cared.


    If more "Americans" are watching soccer today, it's only because of the demographic switch effected by Teddy Kennedy's 1965 immigration law. I promise you: No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer. One can only hope that, in addition to learning English, these new Americans will drop their soccer fetish with time.


    COPYRIGHT 2014 ANN COULTER

     
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    Re: WaPost piece: US military 's

    Making fun of soccer is bipartisan....Keith Olberman was ranting a few nights ago about "ties".....

    "When A Tie Is A Win, We All Lose"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7dmOvMCmkw&feature=youtu.be" rel="nofollow">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7dmOvMCmkw&feature=youtu.be

     

     
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    Waxman is the lefts version Jeff Jacoby.  Bet I can find a few columns from Waxman that match CLC's views.

     
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    If the editorial by the OP is so worthless, why is Obama, amongst others, so invested in changing these names?

    are you calling your king worthless?

     
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    Yes you are right..... we must rename that HELO to perhaps "MAKE MY DAY VEHICLE"  !!!

     
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    Great.

    Now we'll have to change the name of the "Greyboy" naval destroyers and the "Hon(k)y" armored personnel carriers....

     

     

    "When you're born, you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front-row seat."  - GC

     
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    Re: WaPost piece: US military 's

    I assume the "Warthog" would have to be changed.

     
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    ...a drone named for an Indian chief, "Grey Eagle"

    Drone missiles should be renamed the "at-least-Obama-feels-liberal-guilt-about-obliterating-you-and-your-family"

     
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    Re: WaPost piece: US military 's

    Soccer's a sport?

    Isn't that kinda like  calling The Globe a newspaper?

     
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    In response to ronreganfan's comment:
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    Soccer's a sport?

    Isn't that kinda like  calling The Globe a newspaper?

    [/QUOTE]

    Naw, the Globe doesnt fake or at least embellish 99% of its collisions with opponents ; neither does it  incessantly and continuously fake injuries, roll around on the ground and cry like an infant...

     
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    In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:
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    ...a drone named for an Indian chief, "Grey Eagle"

    Drone missiles should be renamed the "at-least-Obama-feels-liberal-guilt-about-obliterating-you-and-your-family"

    [/QUOTE]

    Must be nice to be able to find humor in people getting killed.

     
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    In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:


    In response to ronreganfan's comment:
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    Soccer's a sport?


    Isn't that kinda like  calling The Globe a newspaper?




    Naw, the Globe doesnt fake or at least embellish 99% of its collisions with opponents ; neither does it  incessantly and continuously fake injuries, roll around on the ground and cry like an infant...


    [/QUOTE]

    Oh so Soccer is like hockey and basketball. 

     
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    In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:
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    In response to ronreganfan's comment:
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    Soccer's a sport?

    Isn't that kinda like  calling The Globe a newspaper?

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    Naw, the Globe doesnt fake or at least embellish 99% of its collisions with opponents ; neither does it  incessantly and continuously fake injuries, roll around on the ground and cry like an infant...

    [/QUOTE]

    You obviously haven't read the Globe lately.

     
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    In response to high-road's comment:
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    I assume the "Warthog" would have to be changed.

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    Have any warthog's expressed any faux outrage over the name?

     
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