"On, Wisconsin" has become "Oh, Wisconsin!"
A little fresh bigotry by endorsing race-based nicknames and mascots, here, not to mention other outbreaks here, and here, and soon we'll be the heart of the new Confederacy.
By the way: It's regrettable that Elkhorn State Sen. Neal Kedzie, (R), is among the sponsors of the bill to permit Indian names again to be used by school sports teams.
Some history and context here.
[Fresh background for doubters, added, here.]
What is the point of going out of one's way to offend?
Isn't it enough that some tribes or native people have made that clear?
Haven't we beaten them down far enough?
Another of the co-sponsors is New Berlin's State Sen. Mary Lazich, (R), whose chief of staff has compared DNR employees to Nazis, and suggested some liberals are "matzo-skinned."
So no surprise there.
But Kedzie? His official website notes:
"A trademark of Senator Kedzie’s legislative career has been his ability to build consensus among generally polarized groups. This strength has led to the passage of prominent legislation, which is gaining national and even international attention.What a disappointment: the GOP bloc in the legislature has really moved to the right, and the moderates have caved in.