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Obama Praises Indian Chief Who Killed U.S. General (Sitting Bull)
fox ^ | 11/15/10

Posted on 11/15/2010 10:22:04 AM PST by Nachum

President Obama's picture book for kids, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters (Knopf, $17.99), pays tribute to 13 Americans whose traits he sees in his own children.

The 31-page book, for kids ages 3 and up, is filled with lyrical questions for Malia, 12, and Sasha, 9, opening with, "Have I told you lately how wonderful you are?"

The book, out Tuesday, is illustrated with Loren Long's paintings of the Obama girls and their dog, Bo, as well as the 13 famous Americans as kids and grown-ups.

(Excerpt) Read more at nation.foxnews.com ...


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A book for kids?

Hey kids! Look how America sucks.

1 posted on 11/15/2010 10:22:15 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

“Obama Praises Indian Chief Who Killed U.S. General (Sitting Bull)”

Now, is anybody surprised???? Custer was a “white” guy. No surprised.


2 posted on 11/15/2010 10:24:57 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Nachum; windcliff

What teleprompted him to write it?


3 posted on 11/15/2010 10:25:24 AM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Nachum

Too funny!

The book will no doubt be way over-priced, but will gain in value with each dose of ridicule it gets. I’d rather read “Black Sambo.”


4 posted on 11/15/2010 10:25:44 AM PST by Monkey Face (In God we trust!)
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To: Nachum

obama sucks as president and in the back seat of a limo... riding with larry sinclair.

LLS


5 posted on 11/15/2010 10:25:53 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Nachum

While Sitting Bull was the leader of the Hunkpapa Lakota Souix war chief, he did not lead the battle against General Custer.

Crazy Horse did.


6 posted on 11/15/2010 10:26:35 AM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: Nachum

Last I checked, American Indians were US citizens, and since when is it bad to celebrate an American who stood up to a lying and cheating federal government who sends troops after women and children?


7 posted on 11/15/2010 10:27:31 AM PST by kingu (Favorite Sticker: Lost hope, and Obama took my change.)
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To: Nachum

Where I come from everyone claims Cherokee blood, and knowing their history gives you a well-founded distrust of the federal government.

There were good and bad people on both sides of the indian wars. And they have all gone on to meet their maker.


8 posted on 11/15/2010 10:27:31 AM PST by marron
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To: kingu
Last I checked, American Indians were US citizens, and since when is it bad to celebrate an American who stood up to a lying and cheating federal government who sends troops after women and children?

Thank you.

9 posted on 11/15/2010 10:28:41 AM PST by marron
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To: Nachum

I’m glad 0bmam thinks so much of himself - becuase the US public does not!


10 posted on 11/15/2010 10:28:55 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: marron

11 posted on 11/15/2010 10:29:18 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: Nachum

Custer was a Lt. Colonel when he died, and Sitting Bull was more an observer than a participant. No one knows who killed Custer but he might have been shot crossing the Little Big Horn before the route up Last Stand Hill.


12 posted on 11/15/2010 10:30:28 AM PST by Spok ( "Woe to them who call the day, night and the night, day." -Isaiah)
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To: Nachum
Actually, I'm not surprised that he would choose a string of politically correct figures to celebrate.

But can you IMAGINE the firestorm of criticism from the leftist press if George Bush had written and published and SOLD a children's book, while he was still President?

There are no reader reviews as of yet, since the book hasn't been published. But I imagine it's a piece of narcissistic junk.


13 posted on 11/15/2010 10:32:32 AM PST by Cicero
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To: Nachum

REFEREE: Captain Custer, this is Captain Sitting Bull. Captain Sitting Bull, this is Captain Custer. Call the toss, Cus. He calls heads; it’s tails. You lose the toss. Huh!

What’ll you do there, Sit? Okay, Captain Sitting Bull says that you and your boys have to wait at the bottom of the hill while him and all the Indians in the world ride right down on you.

- Bill Cosby


14 posted on 11/15/2010 10:33:15 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: laweeks

Another salute to NObama’s unknown & hidden ‘education’.

He doesn’t even know the details about Custer.

I went to a one-room school thru 7th grade. I knew Custer was NOT a General.


15 posted on 11/15/2010 10:34:21 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Nachum

Hmmm...I wonder what Obama’s “Indian name” would be?


16 posted on 11/15/2010 10:36:52 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: ridesthemiles

It would appear that what Zero doesn’t know is far more massive than what he knows. I mean, how much room does it take in a brain to say, “I’m the messiah! So follow me wherever I go. I go in circles.”


17 posted on 11/15/2010 10:37:03 AM PST by Monkey Face (In God we trust!)
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To: andy58-in-nh

“Kemo sabe?”


18 posted on 11/15/2010 10:37:43 AM PST by Monkey Face (In God we trust!)
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To: kingu

Those indians were not Americans, and how did they treat our POWs?


19 posted on 11/15/2010 10:38:00 AM PST by ansel12 (Mitt Romney supporter, and anti-tea party figure, Eric Cantor, won this battle.)
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To: kingu
Last I checked, American Indians were US citizens, and since when is it bad to celebrate an American who stood up to a lying and cheating federal government who sends troops after women and children? I am inclined to agree. The Fedgove never does anything good for the people it just protects Big Money through their puppets in Washington...
20 posted on 11/15/2010 10:38:31 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: andy58-in-nh

his name would be, “He who speaks but says NOTHING”.


21 posted on 11/15/2010 10:39:02 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: ridesthemiles

I think your issue is with the, uh, journalist who penned the article, or the editor who concocted the headline for the story.

Nowhere in the accompanying article does custer appear as a general.


22 posted on 11/15/2010 10:39:34 AM PST by dmz
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To: Cicero
When the heck does this *ssclown have time to write a kids book? What are we paying him for?
23 posted on 11/15/2010 10:39:57 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: andy58-in-nh
I wonder what Obama’s “Indian name” would be?

His name is "Reads From Telepromter".

24 posted on 11/15/2010 10:41:01 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: kingu

I agree with you.

Sitting Bull, Tatanka Yotanka - whose name doesn’t literally mean Sitting Bull, but rather a Bull Buffalo who has taken up a position to fight, was a Great American. He fought for his people against a rapacious, duplicitious, racist government trying to exercise a policy of ethnic cleansing.

He didn’t personally kill Custer anyway. He and his warriros were defending their village from attack by an irresponsible, glory-seeking maniac. And had Custer succeeded at the Little Bighorn, he very well may have gone on to afflict us as a U.S. President.

The Lakota did us a favor.

Custor was the yahoo who hung Mosby’s partisans in the Civil War, possibly initiating a series of mutual POW murders.

I regret the deaths of the brave troops who died under the command of this maniac, as I regret the deaths of the tribesmen killed in the action.

He was a Yahoo.


25 posted on 11/15/2010 10:41:01 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization.)
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To: Nachum

I’m not going to criticize him for having respect for Sitting Bull.


26 posted on 11/15/2010 10:41:32 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: ArrogantBustard

The Forked Tongue Chief


27 posted on 11/15/2010 10:41:38 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization.)
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To: kingu

***and since when is it bad to celebrate an American who stood up to a lying and cheating federal government who sends troops after women and children?***

Perhaps it is because the Sioux were invaders of CROW Indian territory, where the Little bighorn is located.

The CROWS were enemies of the Sioux and were scouting with Custer at that time.


28 posted on 11/15/2010 10:42:17 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: Nachum

” Obama’s publisher says he’s not planning interviews or events for the book. “

The text does not even remotely resemble Barry’s usual non teleprompter incoherent ramblings.
Another book obviously written by someone else that Barry would be incapable of discussing.
Barry claims on page 13 of Dreams From Bill Ayers that an ancestor on his typical white grandmother’s side
was full-blooded Cherokee.
And not only is he related to a decorated Union soldier, but,
also to Jefferson Davis.


29 posted on 11/15/2010 10:43:43 AM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: laweeks
Actually, Sitting Bull was not a terrorist or an insurgent. He was fighting a defensive war in defense of his country. While Custer was an egotistical ass wipe. I didn't see the book but maybe he got this part right.
30 posted on 11/15/2010 10:43:49 AM PST by fish hawk
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To: ZULU

Son Of A Thousand Fathers.


31 posted on 11/15/2010 10:43:58 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Nachum
Sitting Bull was an awesome leader who felt he was defending his people from genocide.

Custer was a complicated historical character, who was neither the baby killing coward which PC historians paint him to be, nor was he a heroic martyr as he is painted by some romantic historians.

His good points were that he was rightfully contemptuous of the U.S. Grant administration's policies which sought to placate the Sioux and other more aggressive tribes at the expense of the Mandan, Hidatsa and other peaceful tribes who had been decimated by Siouxian aggression.

On the other hand, he made little attempt to distinguish between the warlike aggressive Sioux tribes who had precipitated the Minnesota Massacres of 1862 and those who had merely been passive participants spurred on by starvation conditions of corrupt Indian agents or even refused to participate at all and greatly mitigated what would have been a far higher toll of Minnesota settlers by warning them and getting them out of harm's way.

To Custer, all Sioux and her allies were the enemy, including women and children. This clouded his judgment. He also made the tactical mistake of not waiting for his full force to group before launching his ill-fated attack at Little Big Horn.

Sitting Bull himself eventually was persuaded to lay down his arms and landed a gig at Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. This would never have happened had he been the bloodthirsty savage that many at the time sought to portray him.

Sadly, he had a tragic end being killed at Wounded Knee some 14 years after Little Big Horn while leading a peaceful protest against BIA police.

32 posted on 11/15/2010 10:44:14 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: kingu

It isn’t clear what Lt. Col. Custer intended to do, but he almost certainly did not intend to fight. The Indians were reacting to white squatters who were prospecting on land that the U.S. Government had promised the Indians. When there were incidents between the Indians and squatters, George Armstrong “Last in his Class” Custer was sent to “investigate”. Custer, who had not earned his brevet calvary generalship during the Civil War for his levelheadedness and reserve was probably the wrong person to send on such a mission. When the Indians saw that the squatters were followed by calvary, they drew the obvious, and sadly probably correct, conclusion.


33 posted on 11/15/2010 10:44:58 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Communists are to economics what circle squarers are to mathematics; undaunted by facts or reason.)
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To: ansel12
. . . how did they treat our POWs?

'bout the same way Chivington treated the Pawnee men, women and children at the Sand Creek Massacre, and Custer treated the men, women and children at the massacre of Black Kettle's camp at the Washita Massacre.

Why?
34 posted on 11/15/2010 10:45:00 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: fish hawk

Custer was a coward, and therefore a bully. There is nothing redeeming in his military actions.
Frankly, I prefer to have the Sioux in my heritage. I would be ashamed to have Custer there.


35 posted on 11/15/2010 10:46:21 AM PST by Monkey Face (In God we trust!)
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To: Spok

** No one knows who killed Custer but he might have been shot crossing the Little Big Horn before the route up Last Stand Hill.**

I read that years ago in a book titled CUSTER’S FALL.


36 posted on 11/15/2010 10:46:43 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: April Lexington
A few of thoughts:

As previously stated Sitting Bull did not kill Custer

Custer was far from competent in the context of "Indian fighting".

Looking at the US Federal government's treatment of Indians, one could reasonably assume that the policy was to utterly subjugate them, and, failing that, to wipe them out.

The Obastard no more wrote this book than I was on the first lunar landing.

37 posted on 11/15/2010 10:47:20 AM PST by oneolcop (Lead, Follow or Get the Hell Out of the Way!)
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To: Nachum

Quite a strange headline to your post.


38 posted on 11/15/2010 10:49:04 AM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: andy58-in-nh
“Little Big Man” little in significance and importance but full of himself.
39 posted on 11/15/2010 10:49:21 AM PST by fish hawk
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To: kingu
Not only that,. but Sitting Bull was one of America's first superstar entertainers. He used to tour Chicago, Baltimore, and was a huge fan of Annie Oakley and even shook hands with President Grover Cleveland. The man was a great American. Custer, not so much.


40 posted on 11/15/2010 10:50:08 AM PST by The KG9 Kid (l)
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To: Nachum
NEWSFLASH!!!! Obama nominates Jeffrey Daumer for Presidential Medal of Honor!!!

Let Obama be Obama!!

41 posted on 11/15/2010 10:50:18 AM PST by Calusa (The pump won't prime 'cause the vandals took the handle. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: Nachum

“Obama Praises Indian Chief Who Killed U.S. General (Sitting Bull)”

When will we stop extrapolating things into idiotic headlines? It makes our side look ridiculous.
Did sitting Bull himself kill a general? NO. Did he order a general killed? NO. A general was killed in a battle against Sitting Bulls forces. It wasn’t personal and he was not directly responsible.


42 posted on 11/15/2010 10:50:44 AM PST by Hacklehead (Note to Leftists- We Will Bury You (politically)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

“Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee” was an excellent book. So was “The First Hundred Years Of Nino Cochise.”

I have others, but they are buried in storage. One was about Crazy Horse from one of his descendants...last name of Mitchell, I believe.

(My mind, these days, likes to go walkabout at the worst times....)


43 posted on 11/15/2010 10:50:44 AM PST by Monkey Face (In God we trust!)
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To: Nachum

Leader of the US says this on the one hand, and on the other, I just watched part of a Vietnamese soap opera where a kid proudly wears a T-shirt with a portrait of Custer on the front.


44 posted on 11/15/2010 10:51:34 AM PST by Avery Iota Kracker (He hate me.)
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To: Vigilanteman

***Sadly, he had a tragic end being killed at Wounded Knee some 14 years after Little Big Horn while leading a peaceful protest against BIA police.***

Killed by a Sioux Indian policeman, one of his own.


45 posted on 11/15/2010 10:51:40 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: ansel12

They were born in America, that would make them Americans, right? They were Americans by default. This government didn’t recognize them as such until 1920 however. Regardless, they were Native (of) Americans.


46 posted on 11/15/2010 10:53:02 AM PST by fish hawk
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To: April Lexington

Do you actually think that he wrote it? LOL


47 posted on 11/15/2010 10:54:41 AM PST by fish hawk
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To: Nachum

“They say we massacred him, but he would have done the same thing to us had we not defended ourselves and fought to the last.”

— Crazy Horse


48 posted on 11/15/2010 10:55:49 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Starve the beast. Save the liver!)
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To: April Lexington; Cicero; ridesthemiles
When the heck does this *ssclown have time to write a kids book?

According to the article, before the inauguration.

Another salute to NObama’s unknown & hidden ‘education’. ...

I went to a one-room school thru 7th grade. I knew Custer was NOT a General.

The book doesn't say that Custer was a general. That comes from the headline the foxnews.com added to the USA Today article.

49 posted on 11/15/2010 10:57:01 AM PST by wideminded
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To: kingu

Exactly.
A long litteny of abuses against aboriginal/”native” Americans cannot be excused or forgotten.


50 posted on 11/15/2010 10:57:44 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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