Harry Ried wants UNLV to change mascot from 'runnin' rebels

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  1. JesusTwinsBiggestFan

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    here is something i think we can all agree on Republican, Democrat, Libertarian . Harry Reid (spelled wrong in thread title sorry)is an idiot when it comes to this. The rebels have nothing to do with the Confederate flag.

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    CARSON CITY — Sen. Harry Reid says Nevada higher education officials should look at changing the Confederate-themed mascot at UNLV.

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    Reid told reporters in Washington D.C. on Tuesday that Nevada's Board of Regents should take a look at changing UNLV's current mascot and sports team name from the so-called "Running Rebels."

    "I believe that the Board of Regents should take that up and take a look at it," Reid said.

    Confederate flags and symbols have come under heavy scrutiny this week in the wake of a massacre in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina. Dylann Storm Roof, who faces murder charges in the church attack, had posed in photos displaying Confederate flags and burning or desecrating U.S. flags.

    The university has used the "rebel" mascot since 1969, which was originally a wolf wearing a Confederate Army cap and uniform as the school mascot. Designed partially as a jab at the northern University of Nevada, Reno (UNLV's biggest rival), it changed over to the current human mascot in 1983.

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    (original mascot) changed in 1983 to the picture you see at the top of thread

    UNLV spokesman Tony Allen said that students led the charge in the 1970s to drop the Confederate-themed mascot, and that the current logo is based on western trailblazers in the 1800's.

    "It was intended to be reflective of western independence and spirit and has become one of the most beloved mascots in college athletics," he said in a statement.

    Any mascot change would likely need to originate from UNLV before being reviewed by the regents.
     
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    Oh you know what that wolf's winking about don't you? Oh you know you know. And I know it.
     
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    He still hasn't healed from that "gym accident," huh? :uhippie:
     
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    Reid should have ran a little more from his exercise room and he wouldn't be all fucked up (physically anyway); he's a career liberal, so he's fucked up by proxy.
     
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    comments from article:

    *Another dumb statement by an old man. The Rebel name was an effort to stick our thumbs in the eyes of Northern Nevada who for years prevented a University here. Anyone remember the first school here Nevada Southern. Maybe the name would sound better if it was the UNLV Wise guys or UNLV MOB or UNLV The Boys. I think not, leave things as their are!

    *Unbelievable. I'm proud to be a running rebel. You take that away from the people of las vegas, you take away a piece of our history and pride. Shame on you Harry Reid. Im disgusted with you.

    *Harry Reid can get fisted.
     
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    Just read Warner Bros is going to stop selling merchandise with the General Lee on it. This shit is getting out of hand.
     
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    Oh c'mon. Is he fucking serious?

    A cartoon figure for shits sake.

    Lighten up Reid.

    If you're that fucking bored with your life, why not help Beth rehabilitate her photo props... I mean foster kittens.
     
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    Harry Reid needs a beating....Oh, that's right..............
     
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    ? Who the fuck would buy that garbage, lol @ "out of hand".


     
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    This is the liberal idea of tolerance?
     
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    We should just ban everything. That way no one will be offended.
     
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    What do you mean "no one?"

    That has to be offensive to someone. somewhere.
     
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    Harry Reid has been offending the Citizens of Nevada for many years, and keeps getting worse. That being said, I am extremely disappointed that he is not running again next year.
     
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    Here are 43 seconds of Reid before the dementia took over.
     
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    That offends me.:)
     
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    I'm the great offender!
     
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    Harry Reid is so ill that he is talking more gun restrictions:

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that something must be done to expand background checks.

    “Is that asking too much? Couldn’t we at least do this little thing to stop people who are mentally ill, people who are criminals from purchasing guns?” Reid said on the Senate floor.

    That always goes over well with Nevada voters (sarcasm) - no wonder the idiot with dementia is not running again.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...-both-interested-in-reviving-gun-control-push
     
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    unlv should do what mississippi (you know - ole miss, their beloved nickname for that school and what the slaves called the plantation owners wife) did. swap out the rebel costume for a nice fuzzy teddy bear and act like they are now fully reformed. meanwhile out in the parking lot the old col. rebel mingles and segregationist flags fly

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    i disagree that it has anything to do with liberalism