Genocide, Cultural Appropriation, Thievery, Marginalization – aka Columbus Day






















117 Responses to “Genocide, Cultural Appropriation, Thievery, Marginalization – aka Columbus Day”

  1. 1 yardarm756
    October 13, 2014 at 3:13 pm


  2. 21 vcprezofan2
    October 13, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Woweee, I’m on a roll today!
    Congrats YardArm, nice to see you riding high!
    That was a close second Alam-B – your celebration went well?

  3. 22 No Child Left Behind
    October 13, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Nerdy, Thanks for much food for thought!

    Good Afternoon, TODVille!

    Congrats to Yardam on the gold! ⭐

  4. 23 vcprezofan2
    October 13, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Off to cut the grass [for the last time this year, please god of growing grass]! BBL

  5. October 13, 2014 at 3:26 pm

  6. 32 JER
    October 13, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Vice President Joe Biden will make a stop in Syracuse next week to headline a campaign rally for U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei, a White House official said today. Biden will appear at 1 p.m. Monday at Syracuse Hancock International Airport for a campaign event that will be open to the public, the official said. Ticket information has not yet been determined. …


  7. October 13, 2014 at 3:34 pm


  8. 63 JER
    October 13, 2014 at 3:36 pm

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  11. 66 JER
    October 13, 2014 at 3:52 pm

  12. October 13, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I often wonder what would have happened if we left the Indians alone?
    How The US would have looked and how it would haven shaped the world?
    That said, in addition to free college, maybe we can give the American Indians free Rent or Mortgage?

  13. October 13, 2014 at 4:00 pm

  14. 72 JER
    October 13, 2014 at 4:00 pm

  15. October 13, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    In three days of trading… The Dow has had a seloff. Almost 1k points biggest seloff since 2011.
    Very interesting 3 weeks b4 an election.

    • October 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      Yes, I too find that rather suspect….

    • 75 Nena20409
      October 13, 2014 at 8:49 pm

      My sentiments exactly. US economy is sound and has had excellent numbers……But the Wall Street Rascals and partisan hacks……noting and noticing that No GOP wave have started their own uneasiness in the Financial Markets to spook the electorate.

      Nailed it, Jovie.

  16. 76 jackiegrumbacher
    October 13, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    WP froze me out on the last thread, so this is a test to see if my WP “time out” is over.

  17. 77 dotster3
    October 13, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Say what??? Sen. Coats (R-In) said that if Repubs take over the senate, it will mean greater cooperation with the WH! So—if you want nice Repubs who will work with PBO, vote Repub! Brilliant solution!


  18. 80 jackiegrumbacher
    October 13, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    I agree with every corrective tweet about Columbus and every attempt to make sure that his historically distorted image is set right. But, on the positive side, Columbus served as a big source pride for immigrant Italian Americans as they came here in waves in the later part of the 19th and early 20th century. Here was an Italian that Americans honored and immigrants could celebrate. Italians held parades in big cities and created Knights of Columbus affiliations. It was part of an integration process by which new Italian Americans could claim their place in the US. The Irish had St. Patrick’s Day and the Italians appropriated October 13 for their own. In the New York of my childhood, honoring Columbus was a very real way for Italians to feel that they were true Americans.

    • 81 Vicki
      October 13, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      Yes. Let’s keep on honoring italian Americans. Just re-name the holiday.

      • 82 jackiegrumbacher
        October 13, 2014 at 4:38 pm

        Vicki, that time has passed now. Italians aren’t a big part of the immigration picture today and they’ve pretty much blended into the American melting pot. But when the influx was high and the discrimination intense, Columbus, for good or will, served a valuable purpose to the earlier generations.

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  21. 86 donna dem 4 obama
    October 13, 2014 at 4:30 pm

  22. October 13, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Sasha and Malia make the list of Time’s 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014. So did Mo’Ne Davis.


  23. 88 donna dem 4 obama
    October 13, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    This is just total arrogance on full display here. They think they can say and do anything and there will be NO consequences. I sure hope we vote because these people are beyond crazy. smh/ 😯

    • 89 jackiegrumbacher
      October 13, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      Donna, this man must live in a house without mirrors–an uglier, more repulsive face I could not imagine unless its Ted Cruz. This is also the sign of desperation. He is a low-life scum who cant figure out how to debate with a woman, so he resorts to old “abuse her looks bully tactic. Women should spit in his eye by turning out in droves against him.

    • 91 dotster3
      October 13, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      And he’s so so handsome. Oy. What he is is an ugly person.

    • October 13, 2014 at 9:55 pm

      Maybe the women voters need to hear what this man said about his female opponent?

  24. 93 JER
    October 13, 2014 at 5:10 pm

  25. 94 dotster3
    October 13, 2014 at 5:26 pm

  26. 96 donna dem 4 obama
    October 13, 2014 at 5:27 pm

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  30. 112 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2014 at 6:25 pm

  31. October 13, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    A bit of useful context …

    “Outside the Palace of Westminster over the course of the debate, a small group of Pro-Palestinian demonstrators held a banner saying “Time to start giving back what we had no right to take” – a reference to the 1917 Balfour Declaration in which the British government committed itself to establishing a “national home” for the Jewish people in Palestine. Inside, many of the speakers in the debate, in which over 50 members of parliament asked to participate, mentioned the Balfour Declaration as well, and with it what they saw as Britain’s special responsibility to solving the Israel-Palestine conflict.”


    While it’s non-binding, it matters.

    And, I sorta like the irony of the vote happening, in the context of Balfour Declaration, on the day America celebrates an epic ‘no right to take’ moment in colonialist history ….

  32. October 13, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    I love that picture of the Indian and black slave. I listen to how the Tea Party and other whites talk like this country belong to them, we want owe country back they love to say. To them this country America doesn’t belong to anyone but the white man.

  33. 116 Nena20409
    October 13, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Excellent Tweets NW.
    Au ⭐ for Yardarm. Congratulations.

  34. October 13, 2014 at 10:01 pm

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