The phrase “it’s come to this” has become cliché, but… it’s come to this:

The Senate Indian Affairs committee will hold a hearing Thursday on racist Native American stereotypes, a hearing that will now also address the Osama bin Laden mission and the code-name Geronimo.

While the hearing was scheduled before the mission, a committee aide today said the linking of the name Geronimo with the world’s most wanted man is “inappropriate” and can have a “devastating” impact on kids.

Signaling the elimination of the most wanted terrorist in the world with the code-name “Geronimo” could have a devastating impact on kids of Native American descent, but plastering most gambling casinos with Indian names is an acceptable way to honor Indian history? Maybe if Bin Laden’s compound would have had a cocktail waitress and a blackjack pit some PC addicts on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee wouldn’t have considered the code-name to be an insult.

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14 Responses to “Senate Hearing to Determine if Bin Laden Mission Code Name ‘Geronimo’ was Offensive to Native Americans”

  1. cdl on May 5th, 2011 12:48 am

    I always thought the story was that the Mexicans called out to St. Jerome when he (Geronimo) raided their pueblos, and it stuck as a sort of nickname.

    He was part of the original Homeland Security. (saw that on a tee-shirt)

    Anyway, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting someone who's offended by something. Uh oh…I just offended someone.

  2. SignPainterGuy on May 5th, 2011 1:53 am

    There`s just no end to the fear mongering of the forever fearful pc bunch. So afraid that someone will be offended when often the potential offendees aren`t offended at all, and in some cases, it never occurred to them that there might be a reason for offense until the ever-so-compassionate pc bunch informed them of their opportunity to be offended.

    Remember the "midget tossing" incident ? How the pc crowd was appalled first by the fact that full-sized people were throwing "little people" around and paying money to do it and then by the fact that they were referred to as "midgets"; even "dwarfs" was more proper ! I LOL when these "little people" said, "STHU ! We happen to like midget tossing; it`s fun and besides, it pays good money !"

    It wouldn`t surprise me to learn that the Native Americans were told to be offended and promised some major bucks for pitching a faux fit ! We`ll see !

  3. OK_Loyalist on May 5th, 2011 2:06 am

    "Anyway, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting someone who's offended by something. Uh oh…I just offended someone. "

    MEEEEOWWWW!

  4. Clu Seatoe on May 5th, 2011 2:13 am

    The Kenyan:
    How can we make this go away?

    Apache leaders:
    Unlimited BP gas cards and GM SUV’s for the tribal leaders, cheap Apache-only non-union work on the reservation, EPA off the res, restart drilling on the res, oh yea, we want a permanent waiver from osama-care with full access. And the whole package won’t cost you a penny.

    And we’ll ice the cake with the delivery of all the votes on the reservation.

    The Kenyan:
    Done. Sheriff Joe’ll make it happen.

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  6. Tim on May 5th, 2011 3:11 am

    What they should be investigating is why ANYTHING at all about the op is public. I can hear fists slamming into walls on every military base.

  7. ReaganiteGOPer on May 5th, 2011 4:24 am

    But they'll settle for a case of whiskey lol

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  10. joyannaadams on May 5th, 2011 3:36 pm

    Oh…here's a fun 'fact'. One of the initiation goals for the class of boys from the Skull and Bones class (of Daddy Bush) was to go and STEAL the bones of Geronimo and bring them back to the fortress at Yale. So it was done, and there they remain–his bones that is.

    So, if the Seals wanted to give all credit to George W. Bush (who was also a member) they could honor him by naming the mission after his fraternity.

    Believe it or not..it's a fun thought!

  11. Jim T. on May 5th, 2011 11:08 pm

    If they summon Panetta, Gates, or Petreus and ask them why the name was chosen their response should be:

    "Ask the Commander-in-CHIEF."

    Oops! Well, who chose to call the President that? And what about Master CHIEFs in the Navy? The APACHE helicopter? Our whole military command structure is insensitive.

  12. SignPainterGuy on May 5th, 2011 11:59 pm

    Yep, it`s everywhere. It would be so much easier and practical (and practicable) to just give the pc bs the heave !

  13. Connie on May 6th, 2011 6:47 pm

    too true and too ridiculous!

  14. Connie on May 6th, 2011 6:48 pm

    how do we get rid of PC government and social etiquette? I'll do anything to make it go away!!!

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