If I were to author a dictionary, I know what I would put under “irony”…
From the Los Angeles Times:
The Native Americans fighting the Washington Redskins over the team’s trademark protections in a federal lawsuit got an important boost Friday when the Justice Department declared that it would intervene in a key aspect of the twisted legal case.
Dana J. Boente, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, filed a notice in the lawsuit on Friday that the Justice Department would defend the constitutionality of a key provision of the Lanham Act, which bars trademarks that may disparage or bring people into “contempt or disrepute.”
What a perfect week for Obama to come out against the Redskins’ name and logo because it’s “offensive.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 7, 2015
In other words, the future must not belong to those who slander Native Americans!!!
Thankfully, Native Americans only put up drum circle* protests instead of shooting up offices.