'The Daily Show' confronts 4 Redskins fans with 8 Native Americans, hilarity does not ensue

The Daily Show ran a segment this week that tackled the issue involving the name of the Washington Redskins, a name some people claim to find offensive and on the wrong side of history, whatever that means. In the heavily edited segment, fake-correspondent Jason Jones sat down with four self-described Washington Redskins fans; Kelli O’Dell, Brian Dortch, Maurice Hawkins, and Charles … Continue reading “'The Daily Show' confronts 4 Redskins fans with 8 Native Americans, hilarity does not ensue”

Why I changed my mind about the Redskins controversy

With football season fast approaching, I’ve been thinking more about the controversy surrounding the name of the Washington Redskins. I’ve changed my mind. I no longer think the name should be changed. What made me change my mind? This photo, for one: The r-word? Anyone who wants to equate the n-word to the word Redskins … Continue reading “Why I changed my mind about the Redskins controversy”

My ignorance of Memorial Boulevard

An anonymous person here in Hagerstown responded to my letter to the Herald-Mail about the naming of Memorial Boulevard. The response was published in the Herald-Mail newspaper. This anonymous person, instead of actually writing a real letter and signing it, chose to respond to my letter by phoning it in. Seriously, they just phoned it … Continue reading “My ignorance of Memorial Boulevard”

Hagerstown’s Memorial Boulevard

I wrote a letter into my local newspaper last week, the Herald-Mail. The letter was published in today’s issue. The letter had to do with renaming a portion of a street here in Hagerstown in honor of Willie Mays, one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He actually played his first professional baseball … Continue reading “Hagerstown’s Memorial Boulevard”