Opinion: No racism here, Sen. Reid, right?

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You may have heard that our liberal race baiters are at it again, this time regarding the issue of the name of the Washington Redskins. Recently, while faced with record deficits, out-of-control spending, international ridicule, myriad scandals (Benghazi, IRS profiling, VA hospitals), our legislative giants took time out of their harried schedules to send a letter to the Redskins in which they urged a name change. Just how do these Mensa members juggle all these responsibilities? Anyway, in this letter, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and 49 other senators said, in part: “We urge you and the National Football League to send the same clear message as the NBA did, that racism and bigotry have no place in professional sports.” Well, all we can say is, Reid and his Senate brethren have proven that intelligence and deep thought have no place in the chamber. The debate has raged in recent years, but we don’t know how Redskins is racist. As Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen recently said, “The term Redskins originated as a Native American expression of solidarity.” We salute the Redskins’ ownership, as well as that of the Cleveland Indians and others, in standing firm on a team name in the face of the perpetually offended. Let’s hope it lasts.

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Ladies and gentlemen, start your … beds? Yes! At 7 p.m. June 6, The 2014 Bed Race on Logan Street between 8th and 9th streets will kick off in a bid to raise funds for summer scholarships. We urge you to attend. Driven by a community that supports its youth, the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville and Noblesville Parks and Recreation will collaborate again to provide positive, healthy, safe and fun activities for the children of Noblesville and Hamilton County. The Bed Race, open to those 16 years old and older, involves racing custom-designed beds on wheels. The city invites all to watch as the teams “put school to bed and race into summer.”


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Opinion: No racism here, Sen. Reid, right?

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You may have heard that our liberal race baiters are at it again, this time regarding the issue of the name of the Washington Redskins. Recently, while faced with record deficits, out-of-control spending, international ridicule, myriad scandals (Benghazi, IRS profiling, VA hospitals), our legislative giants took time out of their harried schedules to send a letter to the Redskins in which they urged a name change. Just how do these Mensa members juggle all these responsibilities? Anyway, in this letter, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and 49 other senators said, in part: “We urge you and the National Football League to send the same clear message as the NBA did, that racism and bigotry have no place in professional sports.” Well, all we can say is, Reid and his Senate brethren have proven that intelligence and deep thought have no place in the chamber. The debate has raged in recent years, but we don’t know how Redskins is racist. As Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen recently said, “The term Redskins originated as a Native American expression of solidarity.” We salute the Redskins’ ownership, as well as that of the Cleveland Indians and others, in standing firm on a team name in the face of the perpetually offended. Let’s hope it lasts.

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National Trails Day will be marked June 7 in Westfield at Quaker Park with a great, informative and free event, 10 a.m. to noon, that teaches bicycling kids the rules of the road. Youth between the ages of ages of 6 and 12 and their families will learn about safety, health, and fitness. In addition to general instruction, there will be obstacle courses and learning dismounting and remounting, weaving and maneuvering, straight-line control, stopping, use of signals and small-turn radius skills. Each child needs to bring his or her bicycle and helmet in order to participate. There will be music, prize raffles and more, including a bicycle giveaway. For more information, contact Amanda Jackson at 804.3182 or ajackson@westfield.in.gov.


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Opinion: No racism here, Sen. Reid, right?

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You may have heard that our liberal race baiters are at it again, this time regarding the issue of the name of the Washington Redskins. Recently, while faced with record deficits, out-of-control spending, international ridicule, myriad scandals (Benghazi, IRS profiling, VA hospitals), our legislative giants took time out of their harried schedules to send a letter to the Redskins in which they urged a name change. Just how do these Mensa members juggle all these responsibilities? Anyway, in this letter, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and 49 other senators said, in part: “We urge you and the National Football League to send the same clear message as the NBA did, that racism and bigotry have no place in professional sports.”  Well, all we can say is, Reid and his Senate brethren have proven that intelligence and deep thought have no place in the chamber. The debate has raged in recent years, but we don’t know how Redskins is racist. As Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen recently said, “The term Redskins originated as a Native American expression of solidarity.” We salute the Redskins’ ownership, as well as that of the Cleveland Indians and others, in standing firm on a team name in the face of the perpetually offended. By the way, where were the liberal race baiters back when the Rev. Jesse Jackson made his infamous “Hymietown” remark?

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While seemingly most of the sporting nation and otherwise has called for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to suspend Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, we believe it’s time to pump the breaks. Irsay, a Carmel resident, was arrested and charged with DUI. There has been no trial, and it’s highly premature for the NFL to act. Give Irsay his right of due process first. Of course, this is the age of judge, jury and executioner-in-a-box, so anything’s possible (right, NCAA?), but we hope that won’t be the case.


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