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"Who Dat" Racism?

The lamestream media told you:

"BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is getting into the "Who Dat" fray with the NFL, asking the state attorney general to look into a possible lawsuit over the ownership rights to the popular New Orleans Saints football-team phrase...

"Some T-shirt makers in the state have been hit with cease-and-desist letters from the NFL demanding they stop selling shirts with the traditional cheer of Saints fans. The NFL claims the shirts infringe on a legal trademark it owns."

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

While the NFL is busy providing another phrase you can't say for my upcoming book (Bomb Jokes At Airports -- and 186 other things you'd better not say), the media has missed the central point in the entire story.

"Who Dat" is a racial slur against people of color who can't speak proper English. It was popular in the now suppressed hysterical TV comedy series Amos and Andy, which was branded racist by racists and other people who couldn't appreciate the humor, and can no longer be broadcast despite First Amendment guarantees.

Mr. Obama himsself was raked over the coals for being too "articulate," a code word, according to news sources, for a black person who isn't black enough. "Who dat" is an ebonics phrase, the dialect Mr. Obama is accused of not using by, among others, senate majority leader Harry Reid. It means, "Who is that?"

The NFL deserves -- if the media and the public are to be consistent -- severe ostracism and a boycott for attempting to trademark blatantly racist language. The Uninvited Ombudsman suggests instead that everyone should get out of the lame name blame game mind frame and just let words be words, no offense intended, none taken. (Wayne H. in Louisiana writes that the NFL wouldn't care if the Saints hadn't gotten so far in the playoffs and then won the SuperBowl.)

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