“As Joe McCarthy once said, if liberals were merely stupid, the laws of probability would dictate that at least some of their decisions would serve America’s interests.” — Ann Coulter, 2011
Geronimo (June 16, 1829 – February 17, 1909) was a prominent Native American leader of the Chiricahua Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. Allegedly "Geronimo" was the name given to him during a Mexican incident, but his real name was Goyaałé from the Chiricahua language meaning "one who yawns"; often spelled Goyathlay or Goyahkla in English.
After an attack by a company of Mexican soldiers killed many members of his family in 1858, Geronimo joined revenge attacks on the Mexicans and later against the United States. He became known for bravery and daring feats and was revered by the Apaches as a warrior with spiritual powers. In 1886 Geronimo was eventually tracked down by U.S. authorities and surrendered. As a prisoner of war in old age he became a celebrity but was never allowed to return to the land of his birth. He later regretted his surrender and claimed the conditions he made had been ignored. Geronimo died in 1909 after being thrown from his horse. [Source: Wikipedia]
As if Congress had nothing more important to do, ABC News brings us word that Congress will hold hearings on the use of the code name “Geronimo” as a reference to Osama Bin Laden.
“The hearing was scheduled well before the Osama bin Laden operation became news, but the concerns over the linking of the name of Geronimo, one of the greatest Native American heroes, with the most hated enemies of the United States is an example of the kinds of issues we intended to address at Thursday’s hearing,” Loretta Tuell, the committee’s chief counsel, said in a statement.”
“These inappropriate uses of Native American icons and cultures are prevalent throughout our society and the impacts to Native and non-Native children are devastating,” Tuell said. “We intend to open the forum to talk about them.”
The hearings on "Stolen Identities: The Impact of Racist Stereotypes on Indigenous People" will take place on Thursday, May 5 2011, at 2:15 p.m.in the Dirksen Senate Office Building
The Los Angeles Times reports; “A congressional oversight hearing originally scheduled to discuss, among other things, how indigenous-themed sports mascots have negatively influenced the perception of Native Americans, will now also address the linking of the name Geronimo to Osama bin Laden.”
"Geronimo" was the code name for the mission where 24 Navy SEALs raided Bin Laden's three-story million-dollar compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan; "Geronimo" was also the code the SEALs used to alert their commanders that they identified their target; and finally "Geronimo-E KIA" was the coded message to confirm that they had killed Bin Laden.”
ABC News reports; “The Senate Indian Affairs committee will hold a hearing Thursday on racist Native American stereotypes, a hearing that will now also address the Osama bin Laden mission and the code-name Geronimo
For year U.S. paratroopers have yelled “Geronimo” as the jumped out of the plane and into battle. This no doubt was in respect to the warrior nature of the Apache leader. They were going into battle! I suppose now we will have to find them something else to shout as the exit the plan for combat — perhaps “golly gee” will do. Oh, and what about the “Mohawk” haircut?
Political correctness is going to be the end of our way of life. Every special interest group has an axe to grind: The blacks, the Hispanics, the homosexuals, the dwarfs and midgets, the Asians, the Muslims, the Jews, women and Native Americans — who came across the land bridge from Siberia many years ago. Perhaps we should suggest Tovarich to the paratroopers.
More insensitivity? It is reported that a military dog participated in the operation against Bin Laden. The dog even entered the home! Perhaps we need hearings on the use of dogs in combat or security operations. We could use a poodle when dealing with the French, a German shepherd for Germans, an English sheep dog for the British, a Great Dane for the Danes and a pit bull for the Arabs. I will have to have a talk with my two German shepherds regarding political sensitivity.
Racism [pronunciation: \ray - sizm\] noun 1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race; 2 : racial prejudice or discrimination; 3 : term used by a liberal to win an argument.
Some of you are wondering if we can send SEAL Team 6 to Congress. I would never wonder that. I just wonder how exactly Congress ever hopes to improve its dazzling popularity rating when it plays on the hypersensitive humorlessness of lefties race warriors.