Our President received a standing ovation in Canada’s Parliament, and, invented a new three-way handshake demonstrating the Three Amigos and Neighbors are United against the racist rants of Von Wall who promises to torture our enemies and destroy their unarmed families in order to teach them a lesson. Does Von Warpath know anything about the Beaver Wars where native Americans engaged in the Fur Trade Wars severely tortured their enemies? What became of their Confederacy?
In the famous “Take no prisoners” scene in the movie Lawrence of Arabia, we see a British emissary of sorts, become frustrated with his efforts to unite the Arabs against the Turks. Turkey was struck by ISIS terrorists while Barack Obama headed across the Canadian border to reassure our neighbor to the North, and our Neighbor to the South, we share a common vision and goal.
Meanwhile, back at the Righteous Ranch of Racist Rants (the RRRR) the Neo-Confederate Lords of Bubbaville have attached their Rancid Rag of Rancor to a bill aimed at destroying parasites that threaten to bring a disease across our border. There is the Third World, and the Fourth World, that lie within the borders of the United States of America. The Southern World of Sore Losers is like a steaming pile of rectal worms excreted out of the ass of Satan Slave Master of the RRRRRRR. Here is Rick Perry, a former candidate for President with Denne Sweeny who ousted my kindred from the SCV, an orginzation founded in order to take care of the graves of Confederate soldiers. Under Sweeny it is the Cracker Ministry of Love, where Big Bubba rewrites American History where Traitors are portrayed as Big Victims. Von Big Mouth has picked up their Hex and ran with it. Millions of intelligent white people could care less what Von Wall says, as long as he keeps saying “White people are the real victims!”
Since the Zika funding is attached to the annual bill funding military construction and veterans affairs, the House added in a vital measure that will help The Vets and fight Zika, somehow: They added language reversing a previously passed law restricting the display of the Confederate flag in federal cemeteries. Because dammit, what good is a House majority if you can’t use it to add something monumentally dickish to a bill that absolutely has to be passed? That one didn’t go over with Democrats any better than the Planned Parenthood cuts, and Minority Leader Harry Reid ridiculed it on the Twitter
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A rapturous Canadian House of Commons on Wednesday, President Barack Obama grappled with the cascade of grim and chaotic news — withOrlando and Istanbul, Brexit and what he called an “increasingly strained” international order that is “riven by old divisions and fresh hatreds.”
But Obama also used the speech — the first to be delivered in the Commons by a U.S. president since Bill Clinton in 1995 — to talk up the “extraordinary alliance” between Canada and the United States.
“In a world where too many borders are a source of conflict, our two countries are joined by the largest border of peace on Earth,” he told the assembled lawmakers and others, adding that a shared and enduring commitment to a set of liberal values was behind that bond.
“No matter who we are, where we come from, last names, what faith we practice, here we can make of our lives what we will,” he said. Referring to pioneers and prospectors, immigrants and refugees, Obama then quoted a civil rights icon.
“Deep in our history of struggle, said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Canada was the North Star, the Freedom Road that links us together.”
And Canada loved it.
House members burst into applause repeatedly, and at this line — among others — there was a standing ovation: “Our relationship is so remarkable because it seems so unremarkable, which is why Americans are surprised when our favorite American actor or singer turns out to be Canadian.”
“Dorothy (Hodges) being a young, tall, attractive woman was taken by an Indian
Chief before the cabin was torched. She was gone for ten years. When she
returned she brought her Indian son with her.”
When the librarian put a letter Jessie wrote, before me, I feasted on The Truth. In this historic document Jessie Benton defends the accusation folks are making that her father is pro-slavery. At the same time she suggests his manifest destiny is still alive, and the “temperate zones” are there for the taking. These zones appear to include Mexico and all of South America.
What this letter suggests, is that Jessie is assuring Britain slavery will not go West, and take root in the Oregon Territory. This letter, may have convinced the abolitionists in Britain it was moral to sell back the land – this space that once belonged to John Jacob Astor, back to American business men who were overcoming the Western hemisphere.
“At the Astor House where we were staying, we found a party favorite relatives, my cousin, General William Preston, and his family assembled to welcome back from Europe a member who had been away for years.”
In my research for The Jigonsaseh, I’ve been thinking a lot about the way the Iroquois (the French word for the Haudenosaunee) have been portrayed in the JesuitRelations. The accounts of Iroquois torture are pretty harrowing. Here’s an example of what happened to Father Isaac Jogues after he was taken captive, according to theRelations (I’ve cut out parts):
“They led us in triumph into that first village; all the youth were outside the gates, arranged in line, armed with sticks, and some with iron rods…. I was naked to my shirt, like a poor criminal; the others were wholly naked… The more slowly the procession marched in a very long road, the more blows we received…. Hardly could we arrive as far as the scaffold which was prepared for us in the midst of that village, so exhausted were we; our bodies were all livid, and our faces all stained with blood. … An old man takes my left hand and commands a captive Algonquin woman to cut one of my fingers; she turns away three or four times, unable to resolve upon this cruelty; finally, she has to obey, and cuts the thumb from my left hand; the same caresses are extended to the other prisoners! …
“Evening having come… then they made us lie down on pieces of bark, binding us by the arms and the feet to four stakes fastened in the ground in the shape of saint Andrew’s Cross. …Oh, my God, what nights ! To remain always in an extremely constrained position; to be unable to stir or to turn, under the attack of countless vermin which assailed us on all sides; to be burdened with wounds, some recent and others all putrid; not to have sustenance for the half of one’s life: in truth, these torments are great, but God is infinite. At Sunrise, they led us back upon our scaffold, where we spent three days and three nights in the sufferings that I have Just described.”
Then we have a third party account of what happened to Father Bressany in the Relations,which is almost identical:
“The Savages had ranged themselves in two lines, facing each other, and armed with cudgels, he was ordered to march the first of all through the ranks of the band…. There, they made him ascend a scaffold (raised about six feet from the ground), — quite naked, bathed in his own blood, that flowed from nearly every part of his body…Five or six days were spent in this pastime. Some one out of compassion threw him some shreds of a gown, wherewith to cover himself. He made use of it during the day; but at night they took it from him, and, gathering round him, one goaded him with a very sharp stick; another burned him with a firebrand; others seared him with calumets heated red-hot. …
“From this place, he was taken to the first Village of the Iroquois… he was received with severe blows, administered with cudgels on the most sensitive parts of his body; but the blows were so heavy that he fell to the ground, half dead. They still continued to strike him on the chest and on the head, and would have killed him, had not a Captain dragged him on the scaffold that had been erected, as on the first occasion. Here they cut off his left thumb, and two fingers of his right hand, after first, slitting his hand between the second and middle fingers….After he had been so tortured in that Village, he was taken to another, at a distance of two or three leagues, where again he had to suffer the same torments. He was, moreover, hung up in chains, by the feet; and, when he was taken down, his feet, his hands, and his neck were bound with the same chains. Seven days passed in this manner, and new tortures were added; for he was made to suffer in places and in ways concerning which propriety will not allow us to write.”
The Beaver Wars—also known as the Iroquois Wars or the French and Iroquois Wars—encompass a series of conflicts fought in the mid-17th century in eastern North America.
During the seventeenth century, the Beaver Wars was a battle for economic welfare throughout the St. Lawrence and the lower Great Lakes region. The war was between the Iroquois trying to take control of the fur trade from the Hurons, the northern Algonquians, and their French allies. From medieval times, Europeans had obtained furs from Russia and Scandinavia. American pelts began coming on the market during the 16th century—decades before the French, English and Dutch established permanent settlements and trading posts on the continent—after Basque fishermen chasing cod off Newfoundland’s Grand Banks bartered with local Indians for beaver robes to help fend off the numbing Atlantic chill. By virtue of their location, military might, and diplomatic skill, these tribes wielded tremendous influence in European–Indian relations from the early seventeenth century through the late eighteenth century. The Iroquois sought to expand their territory and monopolize the fur trade and the trade between European markets and the tribes of the western Great Lakes region.
President Obama challenged the contention Wednesday that Donald Trump is a populist and got an assist from Mexico’s president, who warned darkly that Hitler and Mussolini used rhetoric similar to Trump’s with tragic results.
In a screed that he himself described as a “rant,” the president said that a populist must fight for the working class and “ordinary people,” which he charged Trump has never done, and not simply criticize the downside of the global economy or denigrate immigrants.
“That’s not the measure of populism,” Obama said. “That’s nativism. Or xenophobia. Or worse.”
Without naming Trump, Obama said people “don’t suddenly become a populist because they say something controversial in order to win votes.”
Obama insisted that he himself has earned the label, though, citing his work as a community organizer early in his career up through the decision he made to bail out the failing auto industry during the heart of the financial crisis at the beginning of his presidency.
It wasn’t a “popular” decision for him to push for the bailout in 2009, Obama recalled. Now, though, union members and workers see it differently, he said, because the policy saved their jobs and their communities.
“The last time I visited an auto plant,” he said, “they were pretty happy.
Obama was assisted in his dress-down of Trump by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who, during a news conference alongside Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa, criticized leaders who “use demagoguery” to impede progress — name-checking Mussolini and Hitler.
Some leaders want to “go back to problems of the past” by “destroying what has been built.”
“Hitler and Mussolini did that,” Peña Nieto said, leading to a “tragedy for mankind.”
Peña Nieto acknowledged that the North American leaders talked about Trump and his policies, especially on immigration, during their closed-door sessions.
As the trio emerged to discuss their day of meetings, they focused on the importance of trade and integration among their countries and with the rest of the world, implicitly arguing against some of the doctrines Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clintonare preaching on the campaign trail. Though Trump has come out much more harshly against globalization and existing pacts like the North American Free Trade Agreement, Clinton, too, has said she’s against the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership deal being negotiated among a dozen nations, including the U.S., Canada and Mexico.