Saturday, August 15, 2009

Don't Offend the Indians

Lord knows there are probably only 50 that reside inside the Corporate boundaries, so each and every vote counts:
  • A tragic chapter in Windy City history known to generations of schoolchildren as "The Ft. Dearborn Massacre" will be renamed by the Chicago Park District on Saturday.

    With a military honor guard and Native American dancers, a patch of green at 18th Street and Calumet Avenue is to be dedicated the "Battle of Ft. Dearborn Park."

    That apparent nod to political correctness won't go down well with many Chicagoans who, from bar stools to seminar tables, cherish their city's legend and lore.
Over at Shaved's site, the comments are running hot and heavy against this travesty. Shaved himself begins the fun with:
  • The Great Chicago Fire will now be called The Great Chicago BBQ and Marathon Run (Many folks ran out of the city after the fire started)

    The Eastland Disaster will now be called The Underwater Picnic

    "Edmund Fitzgerald" sinking will now be called The little ship who thought she was a submarine
The fun continues in the comment section:
  • The Bataan Death March will be now known as the Philippine 100K Fun Walk.

  • The 2016 Olympics will for ever be known as the "Shortshanks Redemption".
We're sure the well isn't anywhere near drained for this subject. Contributors?

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58 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was there ever a time that the American Indians win a battle or was all their victories a massace.

8/15/2009 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am Native American, guy. Don't get cute.

8/15/2009 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pressure will be on to rename the Blackhawks.

8/15/2009 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The St. Valentine's Day massacre shall be called "Valentines Day-Chicago Style"

The Battle of Little Big Horn shall be called "The Best Damn Game of King of The Hill Ever"

The Trail of Tears will now be referred to as "America's Greatest Fitness Trail"

The Boston Massacre will be referred to as "The B-town Bash"

and finally,

The My Lai massacre is now known as..."The Charlie Company Picnic"

8/15/2009 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please to meet me------

Please to get out of my store and leave. Thank you and come again.



OOPS wrong Indians.......

8/15/2009 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know what cracks me up about things that pertain to Indians (yeah, i said it, not Native Americans. Indians, dammit)??? The whole freaking state has Indian references, from the name of the state, to the names of counties, cities, streets, rivers, lakes (you get the point), but God forbid we show the mascot of the Fighting Illini (not even the dancing chief at a football game, but the actual logo), or have a couple of sports teams with Indian references, and they are up in arms. I'm Irish, I am not offended by the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Are religoius people offended by the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest? I could see if there was a team with a name like University of Little Italy Guinea Pigs (I'm Italian too, calm down), or the Knifing Puerto Ricans of San Juan, but c'mon. It was a historical fact. There was a massacre at Fort Dearborn. It happened. It involved Indians and white settlers. Political correctness needs to stop. It's getting ridiculous.

8/15/2009 12:40:00 AM  
Blogger TWENTY and OUT said...

I may be wrong but isn't one of the stars on the flag of Chicago for the Ft. Dearborn Massacre? If so will we be going to 3 stars or is Shortshanks just gonna change the meaning of that star to the 2016 olympics? hell, he'll probably just add a fifth star to complete his legacy and have every city department get new flags.

8/15/2009 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

little known fact at the time was that the incident took place at that location at 3;00 am when the bars were letting out, so there you got it straight from the below deck mess cooks,

8/15/2009 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous DAve said...

The Normandy invasion will be
A Walk to Remember

8/15/2009 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please don't offend the engines, thanks!

8/15/2009 02:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah...The Kinzies really feel bad about what happened to the Sioux in the Dakotas

8/15/2009 02:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the 68 convention will now be called ''the hygenically challenged turd-tossers revolt''.

8/15/2009 04:44:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

The 1995 heat wave where over 700 people died will now be known as "Weekend in the Sahara".

The 1968 riots after MLK got shot will now be called "The Rainbow Coalition Burn, Baby, Burn Fest"

8/15/2009 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Was there ever a time that the American Indians win a battle or was all their victories a massace.

8/15/2009 12:19:00 AM

Dude! Ever hear of George Armstrong Custer?

Custer was defeated and killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, against a coalition of Native American tribes composed almost exclusively of Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors, and led by the Sioux warrior Crazy Horse and the Sioux leaders Gall and Sitting Bull. This confrontation has come to be popularly known in American history as Custer's Last Stand.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George
_Armstrong_Custer

8/15/2009 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous A FEW ISOLATED INCIDENTS said...

The Bull's riots will be called the Chicago Bulls NBA Championships... Oh wait, they already covered those up!

8/15/2009 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think that is disgusting PC then go to the Chicago History Museum and notice all the left wing revisionist history contained in the display on the Haymarket Riot and murders of police officers, the Democratic Convention in '68 and those mean old police who beat all those peace loving folks and other departures from the history books.

The Lincoln Park Liberals got their hooks well into the former Chicago Historical Society and turned it into their own little piece of leftist history.

At least they didn't blame the police for the Chicago Fire, WWI or WWII.

Save you time and money, don't go there.

8/15/2009 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/11 will henceforth be known as, 20.

8/15/2009 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous THE ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE said...

"...but God forbid we show the mascot of the Fighting Illini... or have a couple of sports teams with Indian references, and they are up in arms..."
8/15/2009 12:40:00 AM

(((((((((((((((( * ))))))))))))))))

Hello. I am from the Animal Welfare League. I'm glad to see THIS topic come up. We have been watching intently ever since American Indians began complaining about Indian team names and mascots. We have a very valid concern that as one group of people begin to reclaim their heritage, the animal kingdom will suffer for it. I am here today to tell you that we will no longer tolerate this abuse.

Ever since the Marquette Warriors were forced to become the Marquette Golden Eagles we decided enough is enough. Using animals as mascots for your trivial sports teams is no longer acceptable. Effective this moment, this must change.

We applaud the Chicago White Sox for choosing an inanimate, soulless, laundry item for their logo. It is this thoughtful incite that we encourage throughout the sports world. The Chicago Fire and Chicago Sky are also excellent. But demeaning certain animals in our ecosystem must stop. Heaping praise on Bears, Bulls and Cubs at the expense of ignoring other of God's creatures, like giraffes, yaks or tapeworms must end. Better that we follow the lead of such forward thinking sports franchises as the Blues, Astros, and Knickerbockers than belittle the animal kingdom.

Beginning right now, we are advocating for all sports teams to rename their franchises for inanimate objects instead of races of people or species of animals. The Bears can go back to being the Staleys, (whats a Staley?), the Bulls can be the Bulbs, the Cubs can be the Cubes.

Another alternative may be to use fruit and vegetable names. The Vegans love this idea as a way to advance their no killing animals, no eating meats agenda. The Pomegranate's, the Garbanzo beans and the Rutabaga's are exciting team names and nature's colors can be downright exhilarating! So remember.

NO MORE ANIMAL MASCOTS OR LOGOS ! ! !

8/15/2009 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Windy City" = "City full of Hot Air!"

8/15/2009 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Shortshanks Redemption" - love it! Let's hope that the "winner" of the 2016 Summer Olympics announced October 2nd is...Madrid.

8/15/2009 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 68 riots can now be known as
"THE OLD DICK DANCE".

8/15/2009 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should erect a native monument for pow-wow at Big Casino.

8/15/2009 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hell, he'll probably just add a fifth star to complete his legacy and have every city department get new flags.

8/15/2009 01:07:00 AM


Only if a relative gets into the flag making business!

8/15/2009 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock will now be called "Oh Shit...There Goes The Neighborhood."

8/15/2009 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crazy Horse wasn't crazy. Custer was.

8/15/2009 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WW2 will be known as " Backpacking thru Europe on $2.oo a Day

8/15/2009 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Desert Storm will be called " Weekend at Sadam's"

8/15/2009 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous littledickie said...

St.Valentine's Day Abatement.

8/15/2009 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was at the official naming of the park today. What a hoot! The Indians who were there (all of about 8 people) representing the tribes were all from Wisconsin and Michigan. Guess the cavalry really did clear them out of Illinois. The only music, if you could call it that, was some guy with one drum going, "Waaayaayaayyaaahaay" over and over again. The color guard from the USAR never presented the colors and no Star Spangled banner was played. It was a complete sellout to political correctness. And, just recently some Cadet at Texas A&M defined political correctnees as analogous to thinking it is possible to pick up a turd by the clean end. Gotta love it.

8/15/2009 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You white guys should learn from the American Indians, at least they did what had to be done to defend their land and people. You have lost the desire to fight for anything. Double racial standards,reverse discrimination, blacks randomly attacking whites and no retaliation, taxes, corruption,and socialism on the rise.Your forefathers are probably rolling in their graves. Wake up America our country is rapidly going down the drain. I hope one day in history they would call it a massacre when the fight to regain our principles and country took place.

8/15/2009 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP is spending our money with bill-boards saying we deserve a contract. That will really work.

How about bill-boards on all the major roads saying that Daley is Unfair to Organized Labor?

Nah, that wont happen because or FOP "leadership" doesn't want to offend the rat daley.

Besides they are looking forward to their seats on the board at the Credit Union.

The privately owned credit union "takes care" of the FOP "leadership" in exchange for the FOP not having it's own credit union/

8/15/2009 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm part indian and I don't give a rat's ass. Political correctness needs to stop. Liberals are screwing up this country.

8/15/2009 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" i heard my momma cry, the nite chicago died, brother what a ----- get the picture--- fuck the indians, we gave them the casinos to shut them up---- can we get a raise and a new contract--- the mover book i signed out two years ago is getting a little ratty-- the corners are bent and the coffee stains are starting to look like jesus-- i might sell it on e-bay--- the shroud of moveran---- fuck the job, fuck the bosses, fuck all the pussies on this job--- and a big fuck you to j-fed, the king pussy of them all------

8/15/2009 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How history is written has always depended on who is doing the writing. In the North we know the conflict of 1861-65 as the Civil War. In the South it is known as the War of Northern Aggression or sometimes the "recent unpleasantries." You rarely hear it called the War Between the States as was written in history books once upon a time.

It was also known as The War of the Rebellion, The War for Southern Independence and The Second American Revolution.

So, if you want to write history, and make sure it stays written as you like, don't lose any wars.

8/15/2009 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I may be wrong but isn't one of the stars on the flag of Chicago for the Ft. Dearborn Massacre?

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

No, it is for the FOUNDING of Ft. Dearborn

8/15/2009 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Was there ever a time that the American Indians win a battle or was all their victories a massace.

8/15/2009 12:19:00 AM

Dude! Ever hear of George Armstrong Custer?



8/15/2009 07:10:00 AM

Dude! Read the post that you responded to again, more slowly this time though. And cut down on using the word "dude".

8/15/2009 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

011 District update.
anyone notice how a certain car on days (1123 R-C) calls for help everyday for petty shit? Maybe its time you find another District to start your petty shit.
Did you ever think it is your bad attitude and inability to talk to people let alone walk and chew gum at the same time?
Do us all a favor and go to 002 with your "uncle" capt LM.
How many CR #'s have you gotten this year alone?
By the way, 130 years is a good number.

8/15/2009 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Major Blockrounder said...

"If" the Indians would have won the war they would be given the naming rights to all the battles.

They didn't.

I think that Indian lore has many battles named things that don't show the palefaces in a good light either, but that's fine because it's their history.

The Fort Dearborn Massacre is ours.

8/15/2009 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember the C.P.D. does not want us saying Gypsies anymore.

It's Eastern European Travelers.

We don't want to offend the Thieving Bastards.

8/15/2009 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This op-ed article supports the massacre version of history.

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/dennis-byrne-barbershop/2009/08/the-outrageous-pc-whitewashing-of-the-fort-dearborn-massacre.html

8/16/2009 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this one of the battles where the Indians attacked the pale face and then pale face killed them all.
Where can I get a video?

8/16/2009 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What? all three of the indians that live in chicago were offended? just leave the indianhead on the hawks sweater alone.

8/16/2009 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE said...
"...but God forbid we show the mascot of the Fighting Illini... or have a couple of sports teams with Indian references, and they are up in arms..."
8/15/2009 12:40:00 AM

(((((((((((((((( * ))))))))))))))))

Hello. I am from the Animal Welfare League. I'm glad to see THIS topic come up. We have been watching intently ever since American Indians began complaining about Indian team names and mascots. We have a very valid concern that as one group of people begin to reclaim their heritage, the animal kingdom will suffer for it. I am here today to tell you that we will no longer tolerate this abuse.

Ever since the Marquette Warriors were forced to become the Marquette Golden Eagles we decided enough is enough. Using animals as mascots for your trivial sports teams is no longer acceptable. Effective this moment, this must change.

We applaud the Chicago White Sox for choosing an inanimate, soulless, laundry item for their logo. It is this thoughtful incite that we encourage throughout the sports world. The Chicago Fire and Chicago Sky are also excellent. But demeaning certain animals in our ecosystem must stop. Heaping praise on Bears, Bulls and Cubs at the expense of ignoring other of God's creatures, like giraffes, yaks or tapeworms must end. Better that we follow the lead of such forward thinking sports franchises as the Blues, Astros, and Knickerbockers than belittle the animal kingdom.

Beginning right now, we are advocating for all sports teams to rename their franchises for inanimate objects instead of races of people or species of animals. The Bears can go back to being the Staleys, (whats a Staley?), the Bulls can be the Bulbs, the Cubs can be the Cubes.

Another alternative may be to use fruit and vegetable names. The Vegans love this idea as a way to advance their no killing animals, no eating meats agenda. The Pomegranate's, the Garbanzo beans and the Rutabaga's are exciting team names and nature's colors can be downright exhilarating! So remember.

NO MORE ANIMAL MASCOTS OR LOGOS ! ! !



I wrote the original post, your addition was fantastic!!!! I was gonna try to fit in a Marquette reference in there, but I couldn't come up with a good linkup. I was cracking up when I read it. Thanks...

8/16/2009 04:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Another alternative may be to use fruit and vegetable names. The Vegans love this idea as a way to advance their no killing animals, no eating meats agenda. The Pomegranate's, the Garbanzo beans and the Rutabaga's are exciting team names and nature's colors can be downright exhilarating! So remember.

NO MORE ANIMAL MASCOTS OR LOGOS ! ! !

8/15/2009 08:59:00 AM



Oh yeah? What do we do when some group of people object to a team called the Englewood Eggplants?

8/16/2009 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Remember the C.P.D. does not want us saying Gypsies anymore.

It's Eastern European Travelers.

We don't want to offend the Thieving Bastards.

8/15/2009 11:41:00 PM

Are you referring to the offspring of the Mitchell, Bimbo or Ballog families? Excuse me, I must go get my fortune told.

8/16/2009 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the same city that has a high school named for a foreing president Benito Juarez. All for Votes!! Balcer the USMC guy who is going to jail soon is loving it

8/16/2009 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bataan Death March was just a walk in the park too

8/16/2009 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW A PARK FOR FORT DEARBORN WE HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR YEARS TO GET A MEMORIAL FOR IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN BUT BALCER(jail soon) AND DALEY SAY NO!! NOW WE KNOW WHY BECAUSE IT ISNT POLITICALLY CORRECT NO VOTES IN IT FOR DALEY-SEMPER FI

8/16/2009 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Devils are mad about the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest. signed beelzebub

8/16/2009 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great thought a poster had. It wouldn't surprise me if Daley tried to change the city flag and add another star for Olympics. To Daley, because you bribed a committee to get the olympics is not a historic event. If we changed the flag and added a star every time you committed a corrupt act, we'd be the auroura borealis not Chicago.

8/16/2009 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Red meat eater man said...

Nah, forget the veggies. As soon as somebody renames the Bears the Chicago Potatoes, along will come someone else, with the nickname of the "Potato Mashers," pushing violence against the spuds.

Oh, the horror, the horror!

8/16/2009 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Potato Mashers," pushing violence against the spuds.

Oh, the horror, the horror!

8/16/2009 05:23:00 PM

The tubers! What about the tubers! Who will help all the tubers?

8/16/2009 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think that is disgusting PC then go to the Chicago History Museum and notice all the left wing revisionist history contained in the display on the Haymarket Riot and murders of police officers, the Democratic Convention in '68 and those mean old police who beat all those peace loving folks and other departures from the history books.

The Lincoln Park Liberals got their hooks well into the former Chicago Historical Society and turned it into their own little piece of leftist history.

At least they didn't blame the police for the Chicago Fire, WWI or WWII.

Save you time and money, don't go there.

8/15/2009 08:15:00 AM




I noticed that too. I knew it when we walked in the front door of the Chicago Historical Society and there in all its splendor, a low-rider Chevy, like it was an ancient artifact. How the hell is that Chicago history? I will never waste my time visiting that place again. I will just read a book about Chicago next time. Thanks you clueless liberals.

8/17/2009 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And don't sit indian style anyone. It's now cross legged.

8/17/2009 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This is the same city that has a high school named for a foreing president Benito Juarez. All for Votes!! Balcer the USMC guy who is going to jail soon is loving it

8/16/2009 08:28:00 AM

can he still get me free hotdogs at o malleys,and give them free garbage pick up? just asking asshole jimmy!

8/17/2009 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wish I was part Indian! I would be getting my money back from those casinos!

8/17/2009 10:43:00 PM  
Blogger Rich Rostrom said...

"Was there ever a time that the American Indians win a battle or was all their victories a massacre."

Try St. Clair's defeat a/k/a the Battle of the Wabash, in 1791. Over 2/3 of the 920 American troops engaged were killed.

Just A Civilian military history buff

P.S. I wonder if the Indians will now refer to the "Battle of Sand Creek" - meaning the most notorious massacre of Indians by whites (described as "foul and dastardly by Joint Congressional Committee on the Conduct of the War in 1865).

8/20/2009 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We took these lands from the Ameican Indians....Aren't we proud what we've done with it?
Now we want to take over their casino's.

8/24/2009 09:14:00 AM  

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