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Speak Out 9/27/11

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thank you

I'D like to thank the paper carriers and the ones who double wrap the paper in plastic when the weather is bad. I've never seen anyone call this in before. I think it's time someone extended a thank you for this service.

Indian mascot

AS a lifelong Jackson native, I don't agree with any comments about changing the mascot. It's a sign of respect, and if you don't live here or go to school here, then don't worry about it. We are proud of our tradition and will continue to honor all Native Americans by keeping the Indian as our mascot.

A bunch of malarky

IF Obama or anyone else wants the rich to pay more taxes, all they have to do is do away with loopholes and all these perks that they and the other politicians have given their supporters. If they'd do that then it would be pretty well equalized. But no, they still want to buy the votes and support of these people for their big financial backing. They want to sound like they're really for the little man, which is a bunch of malarky, and I hope everybody's smart enough to see it.

Class warfare

PRESIDENT Obama's proposed Buffett tax on millionaires and billionaires is being dismissed by Republicans as class warfare. In case you were wondering, class warfare refers to any attempt of the middle class and poor to improve their lot in a way that the ultrawealthy wrongly perceive as a threat to curtail their opportunity to pile up even more pots of gold.

Casino folly

OUR Cape Girardeau city leaders sure made a boo-boo when they allowed the casino into our fine city. Take a look around and see all the other casinos nationwide going under. And this one will take Cape Girardeau down with it.

Bring troops home

RON Paul is correct on several issues. One thing he's correct on is that we have more than 900 military bases outside the United States protecting people in other parts of the world. We need to bring our troops home and quit spending money to protect Japan and Europe and let them take care of themselves. We're out of money and we've got to take care of ourselves and quit spending money to protect the rest of the world.

A simple smile

TOO many people who work in medical offices in Cape Girardeau fail to help patients feel more comfortable in an already stressful environment. Just a simple smile or a kind word can make all the difference to an anxious patient. If you have trouble adjusting your own negative attitude, please quit and find another job. Thoughtful, more caring people are waiting in line to take your place.

Central spending

WHY would Central High School have money to build a stadium but not enough money for students to each have a plant science book to take home? Defeats the purpose of being called a school.


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Indian mascot, "A sign of respect"!? Not sure that's true considering Jackson Mo. is named after one of the worst Presidents this Country has ever seen. He was responsible for the slaughter of thousands of Native Americans in Florida and Georgia as well as the infamous "Trail of tears" march to Oklahoma. Simply put, I do not believe Jackson football is showing any respect by using "indians" as there team name much less some kid dressed up like what he thinks a Native American would wear. No, I think Jackson's football team would be better served with a name like the Jackson genocides!

JMO

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 6:30 AM

Indian mascot

Depends on how its used. It can be respectful, but its hardly respectful when its used in conjunction with Jackson.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 8:22 AM

If anyone is offended by Andrew Jackson, I can take all their twenties off their hands, so they can have peace of mind.

-- Posted by docksider21 on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 8:36 AM

Rick -

NL - Atlanta Braves

-- Posted by docksider21 on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 8:44 AM

Indian mascot: Not going to waste one more keystroke on this matter.

Casino folly: You want to bet on it.

"t'schunk'ta wik'to ! se-hop'pa !"...

Posted by Rick ** on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 7:24 AM

Rick: Does that mean.....you can't roller skate in a buffalo herd.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 9:04 AM

Indian mascots :

NFL...Washington Redskins

NFL...Kansas City Chiefs

AL....Cleveland Indians

NHL...Chicago Blackhawks

again...what's the big deal ?.it's only a name...

-- Posted by Rick ** on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 8:38 AM

We have discussed this before. It's not the name that many find offensive(except Jackson Indians). It's the logos and mascots that go with it. For instance, the Illini issue, which has since been corrected. I also think the braves dropped their Mohawk logo.

So calling it the Jackson Indians...Not bad. But having a fake indian come out, decked out in the wrong outfit to do a mock dance....Is offensive. Having T-shirst made up that say "scalp the ...." is offensive.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 10:11 AM

Docksider, just because they pasted Jackson's face on the twenty dollar bill does not excuse his genocide behavior.... Rick, the name may not offend you but, I would certainly think Jackson's wish to destroy all the eastern tribes would.

Much like the Native Americans the Jackson Indians have been getting massacred lately!!

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 10:37 AM

To get re-elected maybe the President should change his name on next year's ballot to Obama Hood. We take from the rich and give to the poor (especially unions and other Democratic supporters).

-- Posted by CNN_MAN on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 12:22 PM

If anyone is offended by Andrew Jackson, I can take all their twenties off their hands, so they can have peace of mind.

-- Posted by docksider21 on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 8:36 AM

I bet the PC liberals didn't know he was on them. They are too busy trying not to offend anyone.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 1:37 PM

Since Jackson is a Scottish name, I propose it be the Jackson Highlanders. Think of the half time show when the band marches out in kilts and playing bagpipes. Now that would be a real show!

-- Posted by voyager on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 2:39 PM

Would that mean that on some windy day we might get the answer to that age old question.... are the guys in the kilts wearing underwear?

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 2:44 PM

Wheels: That thought has never entered my mind.

Rick: maybe you should take lumbrgfktr along with you and show him the Indian ways.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 3:27 PM

not to this Native American , it's not ...

-- Posted by Rick ** on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 11:48 AM

Which is why I didn't say every native american.

Is it your position that every native american agrees with you?

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 3:32 PM

and you know it's the wrong outfit and mock dance how...?

you are Native American ?

you spend time on the Rez ?

you have a Degree in Native American Culture ?

-- Posted by Rick ** on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 12:21 PM

No. But I can read.

Because who actually who do have degrees, who are Native American, who live on the REZ have spoken out many times.

Can I spot the differences? No. I actually wish I could. I actually wish thier was better education about Native Americans when I was in school to teach about the different culture instead of the homoginized version of what we are taught.

The problem is, very few schools actually do either.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 3:36 PM

lumbrgfktr

Oct 8 weekend , i'm headed for the Sioux Rez for the yearly Fall Hunt ...please tell me the correct "outfit" and "dance" we should wear and do before and after the hunt.

-- Posted by Rick ** on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 1:37 PM

Rick,

I love it when you try to make a point. You actually make mine for me.

I have no idea what the correct attire and dance is. That is my point.

According to you, I shouldn't matter. I don't need to know. I could just make one up. I can copy a dance on Youtubeincoporate that.

It won't be accurate. But accurcay shouldn't matter right. I mean that is what you keep questioning me about.

You should be honored by these very things I made up.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 3:40 PM

Wheels

i was hoping lumbrgfktr could help me out...

he seems to know what's what...

-- Posted by Rick ** on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 2:32 PM

Actually Rick, I have said many times that I don't know.

You seem to be the one who acts like it doesn't matter.

So a question. Is cultural accuracy important to you?

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 3:43 PM

Jackson's Mascot...if it's all about accuracy why don't they just call him Jackson's Indian. Then everything fits. Any dance he does, does not have to be authentic....he's a captive, he dances to Jackson's tune..the mascot (Indian) wears the clothes Jackson tells him to wear, he's a captive now...how's that for accuracy...and for giving everyone something that fits the truth, and gives sanctimonious liberals and overly educated perfectionists...'FITS'

-- Posted by Justapinion on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 4:30 PM

Leave it alone Jackson Indians been there for years this policial correction crap that goes on today is unbelievable. If were going to make a issue out of everything then I want to be called english american, wheels what do you want to be called? get it correct now because you might offend some one and gesh we wouldn't want to do that.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 4:41 PM

I work in a hospital and I totally agree with you. I know what it's like to be a patient as well and scared. I try to greet everyone with a smile and reassurance but behind the scenes, offices can be understaffed or they may have just had a patient not make it or had to give them bad news. Hospital/healthcare workers have their hearts broken a little every day so sometimes it is hard to smile all the time but it is good to try. Thanks for the reminder.

-- Posted by That's a Fact! on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 4:51 PM

Leave it alone Jackson Indians been there for years this policial correction crap that goes on today is unbelievable. If were going to make a issue out of everything then I want to be called english american, wheels what do you want to be called? get it correct now because you might offend some one and gesh we wouldn't want to do that.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 4:41 PM

True.

But some PC is a good thing.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 5:01 PM

I just want to be called an American, after all the USA is a melting pot of all kinds of different cultures.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 8:06 PM

Cardinals and Braves (yes Braves) are now tied in the wild card race with one game each to play.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 10:36 PM

Do any of you people actually read the stuff you post? Grow up!

-- Posted by Bickiestew on Wed, Sep 28, 2011, at 7:50 AM

yup..when somebody who is clueless makes statements like wrong outfit and mock dance , it does..

if this person knew what they were saying , i might agree...buy this is a pompous person who assumes they know the culture of the People ..

tell me about the Lakota , you seem to know fake and mock..how many feathers are on the head-dress ? what are they for ? ..from what birds do they come ?

i await your vast knowledge

-- Posted by Rick ** on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 9:39 PM

Rick,

So me asking for accuracy makes me pompous?

And why are you asking me about the Lakota. According to your posts, that stuff doesn't matter.

Does the fact that I call you out on your Hypocritical BS bother you that much?

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Wed, Sep 28, 2011, at 8:58 AM

As I recall Rick, The Lakota's and Dakota both part of the oglala sioux nation wore on occasion, the Roach head dresses. These were often made of porcupine quills, moose hair and deer hair. Often it would be braided. Men wore beechlothes and leggings with deer hide beaded vest. Today most wear bluejeans and moccasins with a beaded vest.

The women wore deer skins and moccasins. The headdresses when feathered were mainly the feathers of Eagles, Turkeys and other raptors.

Most of these were wore for ceremonial purposes to appease the tourist and this still remains true today.

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Wed, Sep 28, 2011, at 9:53 AM


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