WW2 Navajo Code Talkers Appear in Redskins Jackets; Liberal Heads Explode

The Redskins, as everyone who isn’t the media by now knows, got their name from their Native American players back in the day. Some of the surviving WW2 Navajo code talkers may know that, because unlike liberals, they weren’t born yesterday.

As a joint celebration of the NFL’s Salute to Service month and Native American Heritage month, the Washington Redskins recognized four members of the Navajo Code Talkers Association.

The code talkers were a group of Native American service members who transmitted secret communications beginning in World War II.

Four representatives — Navajo Code Talkers Association President Peter MacDonald Sr., Vice President Roy Hawthorne and members George James Sr. and George Boyd Willie Sr. — were recognized during a commercial break during the first quarter of the Redskins’ game vs. the San Francisco 49ers. They stood in the end zone nearest the tunnel that leads to the Redskins’ locker room and received a round of applause while a video tribute to the code talkers played.

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The event got lots of snide remarks from white liberals, particularly the Deadspin crew, which is everything you expect from a Gawker franchise. Meanwhile the Navajo code talkers had no problem wearing Redskins gear.

Roy Hawthorne, 87, of Lupton, Ariz., was one of four Code Talkers honored for their service in World War II during the Monday night game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Hawthorne, vice president of the Navajo Code Talkers Association, said the group’s trip was paid for by the Redskins. The four men met briefly with team owner Dan Snyder but did not discuss the name, Hawthorne said.

Still, he said he would endorse the name if asked, and the televised appearance in which three of the Indians wore Redskins jackets spoke for itself.

“We didn’t have that in mind but that is undoubtedly what we did do,” Hawthorne said when asked if he was intending to send a statement with the appearance. “My opinion is that’s a name that not only the team should keep, but that’s a name that’s American.”

Sadly liberals are not American.

“It does not take a code talker to crack this particular code,” columnist Dave Zirin wrote in The Nation. “Dan Snyder is on the wrong side of history.”

That one is hilarious. Because it’s a fat white guy making a joke about WW2 heroes to uh fight racism. Also he’s the sports editor of The Nation. Did you know The Nation even had one? Neither did its readers.

Zirin has also published Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports, and A People’s History of Sports in the United States, a sports-related volume in the manner of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States series for The New Press.

Zirin called for a boycott against sports teams from Arizona, in particular the Diamondbacks, to protest the Arizona SB 1070, the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act

On June 2, 2010, writing for The Nation, Zirin justified the decision of the Turkish U-19 soccer team to boycott a match against Israel. He described the Gaza flotilla raid as an act of state terror committed by the Israeli government and proposed a boycott of Israel

On October 6, 2011, during a live interview conducted on the sports cable television network, ESPN, Zirin referred to Hank Williams, Jr. as a racist and proslavery after Williams, the writer and singer of ESPN’s then-Monday Night Football theme song, made a political statement in which he seemingly compared multiracial US President Barack Obama to former German national socialist leader, Adolf Hitler

Just the guy you want to hear from.

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  • Robert Lande

    The Navajo Code Talkers are true American heroes. They are part of America’s greatest generation.

  • El Desdichado

    Beautiful. I LOVE it !

    God bless the Navajo Nation.

  • Aguila2011

    Brave then … Brave now! Pilamaya (Thank you)

  • Brian_R_Allen

    …. Sadly liberals are not American ….

    “Sadly?”

    Treasonously!

  • http://fdnyretiree.com/ Ed FDNYRetiree

    Ooooooooooorah!

  • James Morris

    In the 2nd grade I was the letter “R” in the school Thanksgiving Play. My line was, “R is for Redskins, who were the First Americans”. That was in 1962.

  • timpottorff

    Since liberalism is an illness, can’t we develop a medical solution for it? Maybe a vaccination for the youth and another one for those already infected….then a heavy tax on those that refuse the injection. (Sounds totalitarian but could be a cure for our nation’s direction at the moment).

    • http://www.flinthillsteaparty.com/ DeepWheat

      Heh… Your “vaccine” suggestion is thoroughly and absolutely authoritarian, but aren’t the lib-ocrites just all in favor of such tactics?

    • Grabber

      Interestingly, the new diagnostic coding system that ObamaCare is implementing contains a heading for “Beheading”; a requirement for the one-world government . Perhaps that is the code to be used for ‘infected Liberals’.

      • Judith Syrett

        I am shocked to hear this, but not really surprised.

    • Mark 2112

      i believe death is the only cure.

      • timpottorff

        Actually I have to agree…I just didn’t want to say it in my earlier post. ‘Save the country…shoot a progressive’

        • pen44

          Liberalism is a mental defect, there is no cure…….

        • jackie

          Americas answer to everything, guns… pretty sad and pathetic.. Gee I wonder why our kids are picking up guns and shooting everyone?? DUH!!!

      • Surly Curmudgen

        We will never be free until the last progressive is strangled with the entrails of the last liberal.

    • Guest

      I think that once the “already infected” are vaccinated we would not have to vaccinate the youth.

    • pen44

      Actually, Liberalism is not a mental disease, it is a mental defect that can lead to brain deadness. Vaccines might work on a disease, but not on a defect. And, God help us, it looks like it’s hereditary.

      Sarca/off…..kinda sorta, because I cannot find any other reason for the mindset of Liberals, I just cannot understand them..

  • trapper

    Zirin is deranged, no doubt about it.

  • rick zee

    The team should immediately drop the name Washington Redskins.

    It is patronizing, insensitive and well, racist (isn’t everything a libtard disagrees with?)

    The name should be changed to the Virginia Redskins

    • http://guyaverage.blogspot.com/ Guy Average

      They play in Landover, Maryland though, so make it the Maryland Redskins for accuracy.

    • John W Tobin

      I think you have a point there. Seeing as how the “Washington” in “Washington Redskins” represents “Washington DC”, and “Washington DC” is foreign to and not a part of The united States of America; “Virginia Redskins” sounds pretty darn good.

      • Gary Wolfenbarger

        How about the “DC Foreskins”?

  • Tim N

    They served with honor and distinction. Our deepest respect to all those who served in harms way in that terrible war.
    Clearly flying them in was a publicity stunt to counter the criticism of the name Redskins. It worked too. It was a legitimate shot and bravo for that. Cheered me right up.
    (But I still rooted for the 9ers *grins*)

  • Gary Wolfenbarger

    I just love how liberals take offense at words that don’t offend the group which liberals are offended on the behalf of. I’m not sure if that sentence makes sense, but being offended for others certainly does NOT.

    Liberals, please take this the wrong way, shove your PC blathering where the sun don’t shine! And mind your own beeswax for a change!

    • rwdodgerblue

      If all this PC crap would go away, we’d be much better off! So, why don’t we all try to ignore it and just be ourselves?

      • lesgvt

        That is the entire problem we have now

        People DID ignore these idiots for too long, and even gave in to them in the hopes they would go away, but they are like weeds- unless you hoe them down, and cut them off below the root, they just keep multiplying and eventually, they take over everything. Now we are at the point they are about to chole the rest of us to death

      • John W Tobin

        I’ve been ignoring it for about 67 years now.

        Do you know how to keep a Italian out of your wine cellar?

        • Gary Wolfenbarger

          I GOTS TA KNOW!

          • John W Tobin

            Hide the key under a bar of soap!

          • rwdodgerblue

            Hey, now, John, I’m half Italian!! ; )

          • John W Tobin

            Well then, only half of you might be offended when I ask; Do you know how to find the Italian who stole your wine?

          • Gary Wolfenbarger

            :) That punch line has near-universal ethnic application(s)! Like how do U keep an Armenian from starting his cab?
            Pop quiz: From whom did I steal “I gots ta know?

          • John W Tobin

            I’m part Irish, French, Norwegian, and a couple others. O yeh, I’m white too! It’s not like I have never been on the receiving end of ethnic jokes (from many walks of life). If people can’t laugh at themselves — SCREW UM’!!!

    • oeb25

      Most of them are big old pansies who wouldn’t be caught dead at a football game anyway. Hint to dumb@$$ libs: you don’t name a team after a group you despise. I loved it when Barry stuck his nose in. Like he’s this big football guru. He’s such a phoney when it comes to sports – like the time he claimed to be a big White Sox fan, and then couldn’t even name his favorite player, because he didn’t have a clue who was on the team. Had a republican done that you’d never hear the end of it. Barry gets the “affirmative action pass” on that too.

      • Gary Wolfenbarger

        Barry ALWAYS gets the (press) pass. That’s about as close to sports as he gets (unless he’s going down on somebody’s “tight end”).

    • John W Tobin

      Made perfect sense to me!!

      • Gary Wolfenbarger

        Thanks John! Obviously you are a man great deal of common sense! (for agreeing with my point of view. LOL)

        • John W Tobin

          :-D

    • Albury Smith

      The fact that the 4 American heroes in this slanted article were pleased by the adulation they deserved from Washington DC’s footbal fans does not make them spokesmen for all Native Americans. It isn’t just liberals who find the team name offensive; many Native Americans do too.
      (I’m banned by Newsbusters and WhirledNutsDaily for expressing liberal views on their “forums,” so let’s see how long it takes here. Freedom of speech is apparently not a dearly-held tenet of conservative America.)

      • Gary Wolfenbarger

        I believe 90% of Native Americans polled had no problem with the name. If so many were offended, why didn’t THEY sue? They sue for usage rights of their tribal symbols often in New Mexico (where I spent 14 years, and earned a degree in Native American studies). Do you have many offended NA friends?

        • Albury Smith

          Unfortunately, I don’t know any Native Americans, but I agree that the flap over naming a team “The Redskins” is just plain silly. Given what passes for governance in DC these days, the “Washington” part is what should be changed. :-)

  • Wayne

    How many of these liberal heads ever fought for the privilege to rant and rave about what is wrong with America as these brave heroes did?
    I agree that the name Redskins is one to be proud of and not an affront to 90% of our Native American brothers and sisters.
    Without the service of the Navajo Code Talkers, we may not have the freedoms we have today.
    It is time for the liberals to quit whining when sane people disagree with them.
    Thank you and God bless you and yours, Navajo Code Talkers.

  • Dr Natural

    I knew a lot of Native Americans in Eastern NC, they were all Redskins fans.

  • James Bachelder

    This is great to see. Interestingly though NPR did an interview with one of the heads of a Native American nation, that I can’t remember the name of, who seemed to be leading this name change, not the generally white liberals who say everything is racist.

    • Wresling fan 0100101

      Likely the Onedia nation a casino tribe which is trying to control all things Indian the non federal tribes by and lage have no problem with Redskin I personally have not liked Native American as native has a negative connotation nor do I like Delaware Indian as it is a made up tribe the correct name is Lanape or Lanee Lanape which was the tribe in nj, pa, del and parts of ny like Brooklyn not exactly Delaware the Lanape signed the treaty of Ft Pitt & were the first to join in the Revolutionary War.

  • bo1921

    Change the name to the Christian Redskins – there’ll be mass lefty suicide.

    • Quapa

      bo1921 is spot on.

    • Albury Smith

      The owner’s Jewish. How does the “Fighting Jew Boys” work out for you? “Washington Spear Chuckers” in honor of the predominately African-American NFL? “Christians” doesn’t offend this lib, but “Washington Mackerel Snappers” might raise an eyebrow or two.

      (I’m banned by Newsbusters and WhirledNutsDaily for expressing liberal views on their “forums,” so let’s see how long it takes here. Freedom of speech is apparently not a dearly-held tenet of conservative America.)

  • Charles Seals

    that guy seems more right wing gop than liberal

  • jackie

    So if we called a team the black slaves, that would be okay, cause you would be honouring black people and their contribution of wealth to America??

  • docmccarthy

    If they change their name, it should be changed to the Thin Skins. Football used to be such a manly sport.