Friday, 11/26/10, Public Square

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14 responses to “Friday, 11/26/10, Public Square

  1. tosmarttobegop

    Been up since 5, wife went to a sale at a fabric store.

    Grandsons here and I was up in case they woke up before she got back.
    I got an update, she is in the cutting line and it will take forever!

  2. tosmarttobegop

    So glad I am not still working at Wal-Mart today, still remember the first Black Friday and I thought sharks during a feeding frenzy had more manners and compassion. But the following years it did get better, it was just like a prison riot for the next four hours…

  3. I’m going to have a new grandchild! My oldest son and his new wife announced yesterday they will be parents. 😉 They’re a bit older (he 38; she 35) and had planned to waste no time. They didn’t! Their baby should arrive about a week before their first wedding anniversary.

  4. Freebird1971

    I hope everyone’s Thanksgiving was as enjoyable as mine was. Great time with family and the Cowboys lost

  5. indypendent

    Not only do some Republican Conservatives have the arrogance to rewrite the Bible to justify their agenda, they also have this kind of common-sense leadership (of which they so loudly proclaim is superior to education) be at the forefront of their ‘right’ side.

    http://thinkprogress.org/2010/11/25/todd-akin-pilgrims-socialism/

  6. tosmarttobegop

    I have read bits and pieces of both Newt and Bill Bennett book where they “retold” history of this nation.
    I one of two things is amazing about their versions of historical events?

    Either history has it totally wrong?

    Or their version is written out of their vision of what should have been?

    Now I will admit, my fascination with both the History and National Geo channels I hear many things that do not jive with the history or for that matter the Sunday school lessons I was taught.

    Certainly if you read “Black Elk speaks “ or “Son of the Morning star” you get a whole new vision of the period of the 1800’s. Both from the point of view of the native American and how and what happened.

    • indypendent

      From the standpoint of history, just the fact that in today’s America – exactly how many Native Americans do we have in Congressional seats of power?

      How many Native Americans are on Wall Street spreading all that capitalism?

      How many Native Americans are in the business of destroying our enviroment for that extra dime in profit?

      Sad to say, alot of Americans do not even know the true history of the First Thanksgiving or what really happened to the Native Americans.

      And that is sad.

  7. tosmarttobegop

    In 1868, the Sioux was promised that the Black hills would be their until the grass stopped growing and the waters stop flowing.

    It appears that both the grass stopped growing and the water stopped flowing in 1875 when Gold was discovered in the Black hills. In a exchange of letters between the secretary of War and the secretary of Indian affairs within the War department told of outbreaks of Indian violence and several slaughters.

    None of which actually occurred and a letter from the secretary of Indian affairs requesting of the war secretary that he order troops into the Black Hills. To make it odder, it has been discovered that most of the letters were not even from either man?

    • indypendent

      I just wonder how many other events like this has happened in our country’s history?
      When I heard about that huge mineral find in Afghanistan, I wondered then if the US was there fighting the evil Taliban or were we fighting there to get control of any potential riches?

      But, I am a cynical person when it comes to our military and political leaders when it comes to war.

      but you already know that, huh?