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The shambles in South Dakota (MICHELLE MALKIN)
Townhall.com ^ | October 23rd, 2002 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 10/22/2002 9:30:39 PM PDT by Sabertooth

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To: Sabertooth
Thanks for the Great Post !, and please put me on your ping list. Charlie
51 posted on 10/23/2002 6:42:27 AM PDT by reloader
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To: Sabertooth
A well-written article by the intelligent, perceptive Michelle.

Please add me to your list. Thanks.
52 posted on 10/23/2002 6:47:48 AM PDT by RottiBiz
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To: MeeknMing
bookmark bump
53 posted on 10/23/2002 7:25:22 AM PDT by lepton
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To: Sabertooth
Michelle might be correct that the Democrats have done nothing to improve Pine Ridge, but can she honestly say that Pine Ridge would be high on the priority list of any Republicans?
54 posted on 10/23/2002 7:35:00 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Sabertooth
please add me to your ping list.
55 posted on 10/23/2002 7:46:07 AM PDT by 24Karet
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To: PhiKapMom
You're right! Someone should send it to Thune. Michelle continues to blow my mind with her hard-hitting articles. It's like she came out of nowhere. By the way....congratulations on the Sooners football team! Even though our (Class of '74) Huskers have been down the last four years, we hope they'll rise again to greatness and give the Sooners a good fight for old times sake. GO BIG RED!
56 posted on 10/23/2002 7:46:09 AM PDT by FryingPan101
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To: Sabertooth
Great article! Can you put me on your Michelle Malkin ping list please?
57 posted on 10/23/2002 7:49:50 AM PDT by tamikamaria
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To: Sabertooth
Please add me to ping list. Thanks
58 posted on 10/23/2002 7:55:39 AM PDT by SelmerTS111281
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To: Sabertooth
Sounds like the point she's making is exactly the opposite of the nanny-state socialism foisted on the Indians by the likes of Daschle, Clinton, and the Democrats.

Really? Then why is she criticizing the fact that there are no movie theatres and the like? She is blaming Daschle for being ineffective and for failing to get the conveniences of modern society installed on the reservation.

Yeah, she's criticizing that there's unending welfare but this is just a means to and end. The Indians would do well to be left alone. They are not a prize to be won by republicans and democrats.

59 posted on 10/23/2002 8:00:58 AM PDT by Demidog
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To: Demidog
Then why is she criticizing the fact that there are no movie theatres and the like? She is blaming Daschle for being ineffective and for failing to get the conveniences of modern society installed on the reservation.

... after he promised that he could deliver them.

The point being, government can't give anyone anything without taking more from someone else and skimming off the top for their efforts. Once the big government types, like Daschle, make a promise like that, they either don't deliver or they rip someone else off.

What's wrong with pointing out the Democrats' failures to deliver on hollow promises?




60 posted on 10/23/2002 8:09:27 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: Sabertooth
What's wrong with pointing out the Democrats' failures to deliver on hollow promises?

It only bothers me when the promises themselves are insulting.

61 posted on 10/23/2002 8:19:26 AM PDT by Demidog
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To: Sabertooth
>>>still has no banks, motels or movie theaters<<<<

How abut AOL? AOL discriminates against reservation dwellers by not providing local access number for internet dialup connections. AOL Time Warner, the bastion of political correctness and leftwing mediots, always discriminates in favor of $$$$.

63 posted on 10/23/2002 8:28:35 AM PDT by bert
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To: fissionproducts
I don't really know a lot about the Indian Reservation situation, but that is what I don't understand. If things are so bad on the reservation, why don't they leave? Are they guaranteed welfare as long as they live on the reservation? What good is welfare if the result is that you are living in the equivalent of a third world country?
64 posted on 10/23/2002 8:43:59 AM PDT by TX Bluebonnet
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To: TX Bluebonnet
If you compare that reservation to the ones here in the Palm Springs Ca. area where the members are probably millionaires, the biggest difference is tourism.

The tourists bring the money in to hotels, shops, and casinos, etc. These places sit on Indian land, the members get a rental payment several times a year. They have re invested in their assets, the major tribes have good managers.

They have sent their kids to college. they sit on city councils, they are lawyers, politicians etc. In other words they are assimilating, slowly.

Are they genetically superior the the S Dakota tribe. I doubt it, they are just fortunate enough to have had some good managers over the years that weren't in it for themselves. (white managers)


They have sent their kids to college. they sit on city councils, they are lawyers, politicians etc. In other words they are assimilating, slowly.

Are they genetically superior to the S Dakota tribe. I doubt it, they are just fortunate enough to have had some good managers over the years that weren't in it for themselves. (white managers)

65 posted on 10/23/2002 9:04:34 AM PDT by Howie
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To: sneakypete
I'm a MM fan. Put me on the list.
67 posted on 10/23/2002 9:30:11 AM PDT by CaliforniaOkie
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To: Sabertooth
Ping List Plz Sir.

I will stop making jokes about cats with Long teeth, I promise.

68 posted on 10/23/2002 9:40:58 AM PDT by dts32041
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To: Sabertooth
Thanks for the heads up!
69 posted on 10/23/2002 9:49:18 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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70 posted on 10/23/2002 10:43:10 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: Demidog
A couple of realities about the Sioux, or the Dakota, as they call themselves. Culturally, they have been totally dependent on handouts since about the time the buffalo were nearly wiped out in the late 1800's, and with the loss of buffalo, they lost their identity. And people without a focus in their lives, tend to turn to alcohol and drugs. So there have been a few Tribes that have been extraordinarily successful in establishing gambling and casinos, with a huge turnover of cash. But successful casinos are not evenly distributed among all Indian Tribes. And the presence of a casino is not an unquestionable good. In fact, another layer of problems is added, with the attraction of easy cash, and a further inducement for addictive personalities to indulge in fantasies. There is also the sullen resentment that boils just below the surface, of the "white man ways", and a general willingness to adopt lifestyles that submerge and further erode the few sources of unique ethnic distinctions. Life on the prairie is a lonesome and tedious thing at best, made worse by apparently institutional poverty. Just giving them money only provides them with the means to buy better quality of alcoholic beverages. Yet, they would not relocate from where they are, because of a belief in spirituality that is tied to the land. And because of this same belief, they resist bringing in the improvements and developments that would make an economically viable community. Thus, the cycle repeats and repeats. One could almost believe that they know very well that the Democrats will never change the status quo very much, and they fear that Republicans will get busy and eventually erase every vestige of whatever culture they still retain, while dragging them, kicking and screaming, into the 21st Century. Serious problem when you have adults who get into charge.
71 posted on 10/23/2002 10:54:27 AM PDT by alloysteel
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To: jmstein7; Liz; Mudboy Slim; Howlin
Take the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which, along with several other reservations, is now being investigated by state and federal authorities because of criminal allegations of massive voter fraud tied to local Democrat Party operatives.

Fraud bump...

72 posted on 10/23/2002 5:28:16 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Sabertooth
HoooooWeeeeeee! Smack him hard!!! Nothing like telling it like it is!!! Thanks for the PING Saber! If they would just print that throughout the state of SD now!!! I don't know, maybe a mail drop from a plane? ::grin:: Pity more eyes are not open, and more people are not fully awake to this.
73 posted on 10/23/2002 6:51:56 PM PDT by ~EagleNebula~
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To: Sabertooth
Flash: Tribal Leaders have Amazing Grasp of Obvious.

Tribal leaders grumbled about being exploited for Democratic political gain.

74 posted on 10/23/2002 7:20:24 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: alloysteel
Republicans don't want to mess with culture. Unless you're talking about the Culture of Senseless Depravity brought on by Hopeless Dependency.(pushed by Democrats for votes) You're right about dragging them kicking and screaming into the 21st Century. That Republicans do want to do. And the sooner the better.

and they fear that Republicans will get busy and eventually erase every vestige of whatever culture they still retain, while dragging them, kicking and screaming, into the 21st Century. Serious problem when you have adults who get into charge.

75 posted on 10/23/2002 7:36:11 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: Libloather
Dasshole's doing, no doubt...MUD
76 posted on 10/24/2002 6:43:04 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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