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Blackhawk Down Army Chopper Names Not Racist
Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS

Posted on 07/01/2014 5:39:38 PM PDT by raptor22

Political Correctness: Despite the latest example of word-use insanity, naming a helicopter after the Indian nation that handed the U.S. Army one of its most ignominious defeats is a sign of respect, not racism.

In 2012, military blogger Crispin Burke reports, American Indian leaders were on hand to bless two brand-new UH-72 Lakota helicopters, named after the Lakota Sioux, the tribe that gave Col. George Custer a final exam on the proper use of light cavalry in combat at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876.

The two choppers, christened Eagle and Turtle for prominent Indian symbols, have honor feathers in their cockpits, gifts from the tribe to the North Dakota National Guard.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: apache; cheyenne; ind; politicalcorrectness; racism; redskins; redskisns; washingtonredskins

1 posted on 07/01/2014 5:39:38 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: Grampa Dave; granite; GreenFreeper; grjr21; I got the rope; IchBinEinBerliner; jaredt112; JayB; ...

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS PING


2 posted on 07/01/2014 5:40:42 PM PDT by raptor22 (Follow me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken or facebook.com/danielsobieski)
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To: raptor22

If they succeed in taking down the Redskins, can the Kansas City Chiefs or the Golden State Warriors be far behind? and of course, the Florida State Seminoles..


3 posted on 07/01/2014 5:41:51 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: raptor22

Mayday! mayday! We have a Whiteyhawk down a WhiteyHawk down.


4 posted on 07/01/2014 5:44:02 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Obama - The Scandal a Week President.)
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To: ken5050

Atlanta Braves too. No more tomahawk chop!


5 posted on 07/01/2014 5:44:29 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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6 posted on 07/01/2014 5:47:15 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: BipolarBob

Cracker Down


7 posted on 07/01/2014 5:47:45 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: All

“a sign of respect, not racism”

all the names are a sign of respect, its just that the Marxists wouldn’t want to admit it. no one wants to play for a team with a joke name. actually, was just thinking, the Marxists value “chris and steve, home decorators” over athletes, so they don’t realize how much pride they have in their teams.


8 posted on 07/01/2014 5:50:40 PM PDT by willywill
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To: raptor22

Can I be on your list?


9 posted on 07/01/2014 5:53:10 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: BipolarBob

Of course it’s racist.

The indian chief Black Hawk was delivered to Saint Louis by none other than Jefferson Davis who was (20 years) later the first President of the slave holding Confederacy!


10 posted on 07/01/2014 5:53:18 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: raptor22

When is the left going to stop disparaging the names of great American Indian warriors ..??

Blackhawk and Apache were great warrior nations. I can’t think of better names for such awesome helicopters.

It’s sickening that the left won’t honor these people.


11 posted on 07/01/2014 5:58:14 PM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Impy

That’d be Chinegro my man.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCXdc22t_C8


12 posted on 07/01/2014 5:58:23 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: raptor22

“Chopper” - that’s insulting to butchers.


13 posted on 07/01/2014 5:59:23 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: BipolarBob

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Black_Hawk


14 posted on 07/01/2014 6:00:41 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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POLITICAL CORRECTNESS PING


15 posted on 07/01/2014 6:06:01 PM PDT by raptor22 (Follow me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken or facebook.com/danielsobieski)
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To: raptor22

As the old joke goes.
What did Geronimo yell when he parachuted out of the plane.

MEEEEEeeeee.


16 posted on 07/01/2014 7:02:28 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: Free Vulcan; GOPsterinMA

LMAO!!


17 posted on 07/01/2014 9:52:23 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: ken5050

How about North Dakota, South Dakota, Alabama, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Utah. All are the names of Indian tribes. There are many more that are Indian words, Ohio for example.


18 posted on 07/02/2014 12:53:29 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: willywill

>> all the names are a sign of respect, its just that the Marxists wouldn’t want to admit it.

That’s right, and the Left is pissed because there are no teams like named:

Montana Marxists
Louisiana Leftists
Pennsylvania Progressives
Colorado Commies
Florida Fascists


19 posted on 07/02/2014 1:03:06 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

“That’s right, and the Left is pissed because there are no teams like named:

Montana Marxists
Louisiana Leftists
Pennsylvania Progressives
Colorado Commies
Florida Fascists”

well, some might argue the Washington senators belong on your list.


20 posted on 07/02/2014 1:11:00 AM PDT by willywill
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To: glyptol

There was an American Indian comedian (can’t remember his name) who used to do a variation on that joke. The punchline being “Chuck Connors!”


21 posted on 07/02/2014 1:17:55 AM PDT by DemforBush (Whoever double-crosses me and leaves me alive, he understands nothing about Tuco.)
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To: Impy; Free Vulcan

Quite humorous!


22 posted on 07/02/2014 5:14:13 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (I'm with Steve McQueen: I live my life for myself and answer to nobody.)
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