Except unlike Hustler Sharpton, Cherokee Nation has been trying its best to dis-enroll Churchill. The fact that no academia bother to listen to them just show how much respect Cherokee actually gets.Posted by BigFire at February 7, 2005 6:42 PM
You got it exactly right. All you missed is the susceptibility of academia to such fraud. Ward Churchill is not alone. Other colleges and universities have such "Native Americans" to diversify their faculties. And ethnic studies is itself something of a fraud, to begin with.Posted by Iam at February 7, 2005 9:35 PM
Nicely written, but I think that you ment to write "beyond the pale," rather than "beyond the pall" in the fourth paragraph. The Expression "beyond the pale" is thought to be a reference to the colony that the British established on Ireland in the area that is now the city of Dublin. Outside this fortified colony, known as "The Pale," resided the uncivilized "wild" Irish. Something that was "beyond the pale" was somthing uncivilized or beyond the norms of civilized behavior.Posted by David at February 8, 2005 1:46 AM
Thank you. You are correct and I have corrected the text accordingly. I actually know the origin of the phrase which makes the use of pall especially appalling. I have taken the pall and covered myself with it...
But I shall stop before all this palls.Posted by Gerard Van Der Leun at February 8, 2005 7:13 AM
Beyone the Pale-Face.Posted by Stephen B at February 8, 2005 7:42 AM
Churchill is a toenail Indian. I first heard this term from a friend of mine in the service who held a BIA card, even though he was essentially white and didn't consider himself Native American. I currently work with a woman who also has a BIA card and feels the same way about it. I joke with her that I can tell people I have an Indian friend.Posted by Ken J at February 8, 2005 8:28 AM
You know what Churchill's verbal gymnastics are starting to remind me of? John F. Kerry and his war exploits. Granted, Kerry has more to stand on (although not near as much as he made out), but the defensive, constantly-shifting and belligerent tone of Kerry during the campaign on this issue mirrors Churchill's, in my view.
Charlatans both. Churchill needs to marry a rich Indian woman.Posted by Roderick Reilly at February 8, 2005 3:35 PM
Keen insight here. Makes you think. Press on.
SubsunkPosted by Subsunk at February 9, 2005 5:41 AM
Regarding the Pale, it was a wooden palisade erected around Dublin to protect the townsfolk from the 'barbarous' Irish. However, it wasn't the British, it was the Vikings. Dublin was a Viking trading/raiding settlement. The Vikings were finally defeated and expelled by Brian Boru (one of Reagan's ancestors) at Clontarf.
I wish someone would continue to point out how the press will repeat lies until they start to become accepted as truth. Now, the Internet makes this slandering of fact even more prevalent. Just google "Willis McCall" and you will see volumes of lies generated by biased a biased press and self righteous authors condemning a southern lawman. Just the words, southern and lawman, generate mental image that the leftist have created of the bigoted good ol boy.Posted by DDMC at October 20, 2005 8:01 AM