Have you noticed how Republican insults are becoming a genuine mark of pride? Sharice Davids is running for Congress, and is getting some heat from local Republicans in Kansas.
Davids is a unique candidate for the 3rd Congressional District seat up for grabs this November. If elected, the Ho Chunk Nation member would be the first Native American woman elected to Congress in U.S. history and would also be the first gay Kansan to represent the state in Washington. She’s also a former MMA fighter and currently works as a lawyer, having obtained her law degree from Cornell. This election cycle, she may be at the top of a historic group of emboldened Native candidates, who happen to overwhelmingly be women.
She sounds awesome. Her existence prompted Michael Kalny, a two-bit racist precinct committeeman, to write to the head of the county Democratic Women chapter with this little rant.
Little Ms. Pritchett- you and your comrades stealth attack on Yoder is going to blow up in your leftist face. The REAL REPUBLICANS will remember what the scum DEMONRATS tried to do to Kavanaugh in November. Your radical socialist kick boxing lesbian will be sent back packing to the reservation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To quote Terry Pratchett, “And all those exclamation marks, you notice? Five? A sure sign of someone who wears his underpants on his head.” I’m not sure what he’d make of someone who used fifty exclamation marks.
Never forget. This is what Republicans are all about: racism, homophobia, misogyny, and oppression. That little pissant might get what he wants, now that the Supreme Court supports voter suppression laws that discriminate particularly severely against Indians, unless we all turn out the vote and kick these assholes back into the dead past.
Ed Seedhouse says
“To quote Terry Pratchett, “And all those exclamation marks, you notice? Five? A sure sign of someone who wears his underpants on his head.” I’m not sure what he’d make of someone who used fifty exclamation marks.”
He stuffs all the underpants he owns way the hell up his rectum.
I fully intend to vote for Sharice Davids, and am very excited indeed to be casting my vote for a radical socialist kickboxing lesbian.
Can the Repubs please stop trying to make DemonRats a thing? It’s so clunky on the ear, with the wrong parts of the word being emphasised.
Here, I’ll lend you a British word to insult the Democrats with:
(Prat: informal 1 British An incompetent or stupid person; an idiot.)
Kip T.W. says
I don’t think clunkiness is a problem. They have wooden ears, and don’t seem to care if an insult is well crafted, apropos, or scans properly. They just want to say “demon rats,” now that one of them has had the idea. They looked at all the possibilities, and this is the one they choose to go with. I expect they’ll subscend words entirely after a while, and just beat on their chests and bare their fangs a lot.
He is going to send her backpacking to the reservation? I mean, ok. I didn’t know this guy was such an outdoor enthusiast.
The best part is she has a legitimate shot of winning. Many Republicans in Kansas are weary of Brownback affiliated candidates due to his gutting of the educational system (the one thing they do care about). Kevin Yoder, who is running against Davids, is a Brownback cronie of the highest order. That probably won’t mean they will vote for Sharice Davids (although some I know say they will) but it may hurt the Republican turnout if they are uninspired (ha) by Yoder.
It is not outside the realm of possibilities that red Kansas may end this midterm a little bit bluer with a Democrat Congressperson and possibly even Governor (another very tight race). Look for the KKKobach and Yoder to pull all the dirty tricks they can in the next month or so to try and stop them though.
Democratic Congressperson, please. Democrats are members of the Democratic Party, not the Democrat Party. The Republicans have worked hard to get rid of the “ic” so that they can emphasize the “rat,” so please don’t perpetuate their memes for them.
To the fuckhead which decided to fling his shit at Davids: we’re not going to forget that you Republican assweasels steamrolled a dishonest rageaholic who doesn’t understand consent to the Supreme Court. Also, nice job proving with a single paragraph that you’re a racist, homophobic, misogynistic human anal wart.
Can we clone her? Cause the world needs a lot more Sharice Davids.
@4, while they do indeed have wooden ears, their thoughts are entirely incendiary, resulting in deafness.
Most of those that are posting that kind of tripe are Russian bots, humans given specific motifs to follow, to further enrage both sides in the US and other target nations.
That said, while I was a republican, which was pretty much after the amoral minority ceased claiming to be a majority or moral, due to all of the scandals within their extremist, minority group, I was known to use the term demoncrat to excellent effect among democrats – in gentle, jesting form, which was quite well received.
That was in the long forgotten era where we could civilly disagree, without the threat of bodily harm, firearms, mayhem and all other manner of lunacy would be dragged into the conversation (objecting to such abuse, the threat of bodily harm, firearms, mayhem and lunacy, as one and all consider such behavior abuse to them by being dragged into a political conversation!).
Now, when an alt-right begins losing, the idiot brings up the individual’s firearms ownership and volume. I casually mention that one only possesses two arms, so one can only effectively wield and properly utilize one firearm at a time and personally, I’ve only bothered lugging three classes of firearm about in the military, an assault rifle, long range rifle or shotgun (depending upon the specifics of a mission) and a personal defense weapon (typically a pistol, as no soldier is keen on adding additional mass of ammunition and heavier than required, well, anything). Yet, our primary weapon was always with us, even in the post exchange (military shopping department store, where notably, firearms are prohibited entirely, save for military police), our minds.
Leaving my opponent utterly unarmed in a duel of wits, once I then itemize what I have available to me, should such a group attempt to utilize violence, perfecting the crimes of insurrection and domestic terrorism.
I then list weapon assets available to my demand, as I’d be recalled from military retirement to assist. F-22, with ground support ordinance, AC-130 for precision support, JDAM munitions delivered by B-52, artillery that can range from 1 mile to 20+ miles, MLRS, which can rain a ludicrous amount of missiles on such a modest force, assorted and various armored platforms, more other aircraft than Carter had Little Liver Pills and worse, around three million very angry service members, angry for threatening their nation and homes.
And little old me, with the SOFLAM, keeping those service members at their duty stations, by dropping a single 250 pound (reduced yield) JDAM onto the asshole that he refers to as his mouth (overwhelming, the persisting idiot is male).
And for the record, I see record numbers of uniformed military personnel abandoning support of Trump, in unofficial conversations. Especially, when out of uniform, when they can fully and lawfully express their minds, as in uniform, they’re under color of office. Only a predictable variety of DoD civilian still has some marked measure of support for him. That number dwindles steadily, nearly at a rate that matches Cobalt-60’s half-life.
My support of Trump had a half-life of Iodine-131 – 20 years ago. When we met at a Chamber of Commerce function my wife and I were invited to.
The Tea Party clinched my departure from the party, as it was essentially a Libertarian hijacking of a party, since they gained precisely zero traction in US politics.
Suffice it to say, they stop talking about waving about their dinky little AR or AK, because I’m quite brutally honest about what I have called upon in time of war. I didn’t get to elect the war, civilians did, I only followed lawful orders and when some lawful orders were obviously leading to war crime behavior, we released our prisoner, with an oath to never offend again (this, post Abu Ghraib). Command didn’t have a problem with that, as they were equally disgusted with what came to light.
I hope that the word “Indians”, when used to refer to the indigenous peoples of North America, will soon be seen to be as offensive as the “N” word.
Why not say “Native Americans”, or “First Nations Peoples”, or call them by any of their many tribal names?
Columbus was a murderous, bigoted, small-pox carrying christofacsist dick and rapist, who didn’t know where the fuck he was when he committed his atrocities. He doesn’t deserve to be revered the way he is in America. I know that some progress has been made, for example some states renaming Columbus Day, but much more needs to be done to erase him and his legacy from history.
He wasn’t even a good explorer.
Since Caine is sadly no longer around to respond to this (fuck cancer), maybe check out what she has already written about it here: https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2016/10/11/the-most-revolting-justification-for-the-indian-genocide-yet/#comment-1044518
tl;dr: Many Indians are totally fine with the word. If you’re speaking with or about someone with Indian heritage, ask what term they prefer.
Dug FmJamul says
Asking Native American Indians to produce a Bank Statement or Utility Bill with their name and address on it as a form of ID as HAVA 2002 requires is not voter suppression, it’s the law.
John Morales says
Dug, can be both. That’s the very point.