Congress Threatening NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status If The Redskins’ Name Isn’t Changed
Not so much the story, but the comments are total bullshit. The NFL is tax-exempt, not the Redskins. The fucking Redskins pay all sorts of taxes, maybe not as much as they should, but that's because city and state government officials want pro-football to thrive so that the populace doesn't rise up and murder said officials when in the boredom caused by the absence of pro-football the populace looks into what said officials actually get paid to do. (Jerking off, murder, pimping, extortion, sleeping, rape, drugs, and theft, in case you are wondering.)
The NFL is tax-exempt because it's a non-profit. Like the Chamber of Commerce or (cough) the NAACP or, (cough cough) the AARP or (cough cough COUGH) the NCAA. But reading the comments, you wouldn't know that. Hell, reading anything about this stupid topic you wouldn't know that. Obviously the Jerkwad congress asshole who sent the press release doesn't know that, but he does know that he gets a cut of the profits on the tax-free cigarettes, internet gambling, regular gambling and just the feel-good notion that he is helping the good-old Native American lobby. Fucking bullshit.
If I owned the Redskins, I'd offer to change the name to the Washington Blatherskites, or the Washington Mountebanks, or the Washington Thieving, Grasping, Criminal Liars. I'd change the logo to a stylized Capitol dome, or maybe a caricature of Robert Preston in his Music Man costume. None of the mental giants who are gung-ho about taking away the tax-exempt status of a trade organization because some pressure group doesn't like something about it's members would understand the reference. And since none of them understand precedence or the First Amendment, I say fuck 'em. Let's start using this new precedent against those people. "Colored" is a pejorative term, and it's not just a member who uses it, it's the Organization! Let's force the NAACP to change it's name. Duke is a member of the NCAA and Duke sucks. Until they are forced to leave, there's nothing collegiate about it, take away the NCAA's tax exempt status! There's a porn store here in town that's a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Force them to stop selling porn and bongs or whammo! Pay up, suckers! The DNC and the RNC both support child-raping, drug addicted perverts. Kick them out or cash money, honey!
I don't really care what the Redskins call themselves, as long as they continue to suck, and suck badly, at football, but I really, really care about the bullshit sudden witch hunt that popped up over the last couple of years in an attempt to change the news cycle from one pile of bullshit to another. the people bitching about the Redskins' name are trolling hard, and should be shouted down, or they should offer to pay the owner of the Redskins a little cash to offset the amount of money he will have to spend to change the name of his corporation. Be serious and do that, and it might get you somewhere. Otherwise, you're just a bunch of concern-trolling assholes.