It wasn't long ago we were chanting and doing the "Tomahawk Chop" at our football games. Do you percieve that as appropriate?Originally posted by Jeff Boettcher:
Get a life.
Calling a team the Hatchets is not derogatory to any group of people. (Unless you want to say that calling Tomahawk's teams "The Hatchets" makes them feel inferior to a team called the "Axes")
AMEN! I'm with you Nell!Originally posted by NurseNell:
For pete's sake, we have our military members being killed almost daily in Iraq, 70,000 + people died a few months ago in Pakistan from an earthquake and thousands are expected to die from the bitter cold there, a tsunami killed over 200,000 people, and on and on. There are plenty of things requiring our involvement and actions. Changing the logo of THS isn't one of those.
Haley, you apparently have no sense of humor. I was being facetious about the Fighting Irish. And as for the wee folk being non-existent you are obviously a non believer. I travel to Ireland yearly, the wee folk exist, esp in the west of the country.Originally posted by Haley:
Oh, and regarding the Fighting Irish and the Vikings:
Notre Dame was founded by Irish Catholics. They self-identified their team with the name Fighting Irish. (Their mascot is a leprechaun, a non-existant mythological figure.)
Minnesota is the home to a large Scandinavian population, who chose to self-identify its football team with the name of the Vikings. (Vikings are a historical group that do not exist today.)
Haley, you might try to develop a little sense of humor, it will serve you well when you are diagnosed with cancer. Were it not for my sense of humor I might as well call Kevorkian today.Originally posted by Haley:
I just like to permit myself to have a critical perspective of the world. Perhaps you would benefit from trying the same.
Haley, to whom are you addressing this? For the record, I grew up on the east coast. At the age of 35 I moved to Tomahawk, I lived there 9 years, I left in 1989. According to your profile you live in Tomahawk.Originally posted by Haley:
If you're so ambivalent over the name thing, then why do you take such a strong stance against it? It confuses me big time. Forget your darling Hatches for five minutes. Why aren't you all addressing what I said about racism in team names?
It figures that people in Tomahawk would dismiss racism in the name of a pasttime that frankly is less important than getting a decent education, but apparently that point is lost on you since you're, well, still living in Tomahawk cheering on a bunch of kids running around with a ball. My apologies. Oops, there goes my sense of humor again. Joking about uneducated lower-class people. I suppose it's less damaging than joking about how someone should die.
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