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Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:48 PM

A redneck told us to go back where we came from

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Reply A redneck told us to go back where we came from (Original post)
OmahaBlueDog Jan 2013 OP
Dawson Leery Jan 2013 #1
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #2
DRoseDARs Jan 2013 #8
Thinkingabout Jan 2013 #3
niyad Jan 2013 #4
ReRe Jan 2013 #5
Rosa Luxemburg Jan 2013 #6
DeSwiss Jan 2013 #7
MirrorAshes Jan 2013 #12
melody Jan 2013 #9
OmahaBlueDog Jan 2013 #11
melody Jan 2013 #14
reverend_tim Jan 2013 #15
melody Jan 2013 #19
Go Vols Feb 2013 #21
catbyte Jan 2013 #10
RoverSuswade Jan 2013 #13
Scootaloo Jan 2013 #17
dipsydoodle Jan 2013 #16
jwirr Jan 2013 #18
jambo101 Jan 2013 #20

Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:51 PM

1. ROFL!

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:52 PM

2. NA's do call them "lodges", but I guess I can't be personally offended because I'm not one.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:43 PM

8. Plains Indians would disagree w/u since tipi is their word for their style of nomadic housing.

Lodge is Middle English, of Germanic origin.

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:52 PM

3. Good reply

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 09:09 PM

4. k and r--excellent reply

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 09:44 PM

5. "Right back at 'ya, redneck!"

... is what I would have said to him. "Now, give the deed to your house and be off with 'ya!

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:11 PM

6. Perfect!

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:11 PM

7. K&R

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:02 PM

12. Haha, awesome! n/t

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:45 PM

9. Redneck is itself a racial slur

I'm both NA and a redneck. Rednecks are the poor Anglo-Scots-Irish people of the US south.

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Response to melody (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:01 PM

11. I'm not sure I agree "redneck" is a slur

A lot of folks wear that label proudly. I'd agree "white trash" is a slur.

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:28 AM

14. When you use "redneck" to mean a group of people as a generalized label, it is

"Redskins" is also a slur. If I said "Mexicans" in a negative sense, it might be taken offensively. In this case, the use of "redneck" reads to me like an ethnic slur. Just making the point.

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Response to melody (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:52 PM

15. Are you sure?

Was it not derived from The red scarves worn around the necks of the coal miners as they took on the mine owners and the Pinkerton's.

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Response to reverend_tim (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:10 PM

19. No, it wasn't

Go ask any redneck from real redneck land. Every single redneck I've ever met (including my grandparents -- all of them) state as fact that it comes from the color the Scots-Irish skin takes on when we're out in the sun. You know how southern sheriff's faces are red? That's it source.

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Response to melody (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:29 PM

21. +1

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:00 PM

10. LOL. Love it.

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:19 PM

13. I always liked this one:

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Response to RoverSuswade (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 06:48 PM

17. My favorite, in this vein...

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 05:39 PM

16. Humour used to make a valid point.

Excellent.

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:32 PM

18. Beautiful.

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:45 AM

20. Got this in an email the other day,,

Sounds like something straight from the Limbaugh file..=


Comments from a reader in the Globe and Mail. It's a short history lesson on natives.

This land does NOT belong to them. Why do some people keep saying that it does?
Is it because that's what they want you to believe? Well then the marketing campaign must be working.

Let's get this straight...

1. These people's ancestors did not just appear in North America magically out of thin air one day 50,000 years ago. They came in waves across the land/ice bridge from Asia. What's more these waves in many case were not related groups of people. They came from various places around North Eastern Asia and were from different genetic strains....in other words the "natives of North America are not a homogenous group of people and more importantly....
They are immigrants too, like millions of immigrants today.

2. The idea that the "natives" were peaceful caretakers of the land or benevolent tenants couldn't be further from the truth. The various tribes warred on each other constantly. They were violent. Want proof? Ask the Hurons...oh that's right you can't. The Iroquois wiped them out. How about slavery that was rife among the first nation tribes until the Europeans came over and freed the slaves and put an end to this "valued cultural tradition"? Is slavery peaceful and humane?

3. The idea that we "stole" this land from them is also ridiculous. A more technologically advanced and numerous culture invaded and conquered. This is exactly what has been happening since the dawn of humanity all around the globe. To say we "stole" their lands is just plain wrong. That is akin to saying the Saxons should return England to the Angles. Or maybe we should launch a campaign to have Roman descendants give Italy back to the Etruscans.

It is a nonsensical notion driven by the politically correct bleeding hearts on the left and some intellectually deficient liberals, and it will continue to cost this country needless and wasted billions and billions until we get some backbone and turn off the taps.

Are these people in trouble? Yes. Do they need help? Yes.

Are they responsible enough to look after themselves and efficiently spend the billions the tax payers give them? Certainly not.

The only way to fix this situation is to bring them into society as equals. They should be getting jobs and paying taxes like the rest of us because in reality, they are no more special than any of the other hundred or more cultures that call Canada home.

Turn off the taps. Do away with this "traditional use" and "cultural" nonsense. Educate their children to become modern citizens, instead of finding their identity and source of pride in some folks who occupied the land 15000 years ago. Let them stand or fall on their own account.

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