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Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday Follies

Racial Self-Identification

I had lunch on Wednesday with a friend who is a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribal Council. The White Mountain Apache have a reservation in Arizona and the land that the White Wolf Mine is on, once belonged to the White Mountain Apache before the white soldiers came and stole it from 'us'. During lunch, I told him that I am self-identifying as a White Mountain Apache since race is fluidic. However, in the effort to remain on friendly terms, I wouldn't put a claim on federal (welfare) money due tribal members, and didn't intend to build a casino. 

He looked at me as if I'd just eaten a raw bass. I went on to explain that I would, however, claim the tribal right to hunt big game on Indian land whenever I felt like it (a tribal perquisite). 

He thought that I was joking, but I "educated him" (but he wasn't buying the BS) that since white men and women can claim negro status if it advances their personal agendas, and Elizabeth Warren, a senator, can claim to be an Indian in order to make $330,000 to teach one class at Harvard, it's only right that the tribe recognize me as a member in those moments when I want to go hunting. When I'm not hunting, I can remain an evil white man, occupying what once belonged to the Apache. 

The discussion wound around with some harsh words for Senator Elizabeth (Pocahontas) Warren (D-MA) from the Chief. It would be interesting to see Senator Warren come to the White Mountain, San Carlos or Ft. Apache reservations in Arizona. Her welcome would be one for the ages and we'd want to insure that there were plenty of cameras present to record her homecoming, the scalping, being stretched over an anthill, massacre of her bodyguards, etc. 

I'll cut to the chase. I can go hunting as his guest on Indian land, (Whatever game I kill will be left on the rez. to feed people in need. I'm fine with that.) but the White Mountain Apache don't recognize gender or racial fluidity. How can this be? (I hear you scream) Arn't Indians down for the progressive movement. I thought that after the Sioux and Standing Rock that they embraced the "new racial paradigm". Apparently not on the rez. 

Politics - Free Advice to the Donkeys


The Democrat Party is still slugging it out by trying to out-nasty itself in the hopes that swing voters will be swayed by the filth and invective. They need to put somebody in charge who is from outside of their inner circles and who is a decent human being if they want to reach the America that is represented on the map. It would also help to put the love of sexual perversion on hold while doing this. The Dems don't even have to bring it up. Simply by being decent human beings, they might recover some of their lost empire.

The amazing thing is that it doesn't seem to have occurred to any ranking Dems. Nastier is better has become their mantra. And if you think that they were upset with having Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch take the bench at the Supreme Court, they're REALLY not going to like it when President Trump appoints the next round. They're pinning their hopes on taking back the US Senate in 2018, and hoping that Justice Ginzburg and Justice Beyer can hold out that long. Justice Kennedy will almost surely step down this summer offering President Trump another nominee.

The Politics of Tampons

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is rolling out a new pilot program to provide free menstrual products in several of its campus bathrooms — including some men’s restrooms.

The public university will offer the women’s hygiene products in three campus buildings. In two of them, Helen C. White and Sterling halls, the products will be available in all of the women’s restrooms, said Steve Wagner, a spokesman for the school, in an email to The College Fix.

But in a third venue, the Red Gym, the products will be available in all of the building’s bathrooms, he said. Wagner said: “Menstrual products will be available in all of the bathrooms of the Red Gym so that they are available to any student who might need them.”

It appears the products are needed in men’s bathrooms to benefit transgender males (biological women who identify as male).

The three-level Red Gym houses the institution’s Lesbian, Gay and Transgender Campus Center, the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiative, Multicultural Student Center and a variety of other student and academic programs and divisions, according to its website.

United Airlines - the Beating Continues

...and they deserve it.




16 comments:

  1. That is why I left Arizona, there I was just a white male. Actually, after 30 summers and several skin cancer grafts, I was more like an appaloosa...

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    1. Now, you can be all you can (or ever wanted to) be simply by imagining it. When you go into work today, tell them that you've decided to be an Indian squaw for a while just to try it on. I'm sure that the boss has a sense of humor.

      I'm not sure that I'd exchange AZ for New Jersey with its ambiance, humidity and population density.

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  2. "It would be interesting to see Senator Warren come to the White Mountain"

    Please put me down for a ticket.

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    1. Exploring her roots may get her planted. I was surprised at the hostility expressed by the locals for one of their own. Look how far Liz Warren went as a squaw - and she wants to be the first Native American US President. She needs to pour oil on the water at the White Mountain, maybe go to the sweat lodge or something and share peyote with the guys on the rez.

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  3. Me pay heap big wampum to see-um Great White Squaw from Massachusetts come back to lead-um 'her' people to that Great Arizona Reservation in the Sky.

    Heap Big wampum, Kimosabe.

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    1. She needs to bring her entire transgender staff with her because the trannies get special respect on the rez, particularly if they're dressed up in central casting to help in their melding with local culture. I'm thinking that a pay-per-view is the way to go.

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    2. LL,

      Maybe if the transgendered staff goes to the rez all dressed as a particular (leaving for your imagination) member of the village people they will convey solidarity with the folk at the rez.

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  4. I must protest: As a person of Chinese ancestry, I found your last graphic to be extremely hurtful.
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    Mainly because I was laughing so hard I snarfed my Coke Zero(TM) into my nasal sinuses.

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    1. If you must fly United, take along a friend with a cell phone to photograph the incident when you get bumped.

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  5. I'm glad you're an Apache Indian, sorry, Native American, sorry! Indigenous Person of Color, LL. But maybe you want to revisit the government entitlements issue?

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    1. I saw something on one of the Fox Cable shows last night where black people felt that they deserved a free education because of slavery. The commentator asked the lady if she descended from slaves. She said, no, that her parents immigrated to the US from somewhere and that she was born in the USA. He asked where her nexus was with slavery. She said that being born any color other than white - but particularly black people - are born into a slavery culture in the USA.

      I felt her pain, thus, my cultural and racial identification needs to shift between Native American (and entitled to a check) and Negro and entitled to a free education. I may have some time on my hands and would like to go back to school in AZ where (fellow blogger) Euripides teaches so that I can heckle him in class. As a person of color, being disruptive, as at many universities, is only a manifestation of the poor treatment and lack of opportunity that I have experienced.

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    2. And you could lobby for reparations. Nice.

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    3. Don't you think they're due me?

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  6. Aren't tampons useful in emergency treatment of gunshot wounds? The way things are going on liberal campuses this may be a blessing for straight white males.

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    1. I prefer Quick Clot, but yes, they do absorb blood very well.

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    2. Heme-con sheets (big thumbs up)

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