Sunday, February 22, 2009

indiginous person

Wow, I got in a lot of hot water a few weeks ago using the word "Eskimo", so I will try and be more careful this time around. I am going to see if I can make it through this posting without offending anyone. Ok here goes . . . Pictured above is an Indigenous Homo Sapien. Said Indigenous Homo Sapien appears to be standing by a deceased Ursus Maritimus, sometimes referred to as a Polar Bear. The ursus maritimus appears to have expired early as the result of trauma caused by artificially sharpened artifacts thrusted into heart, lung and haunches.

Please note that blog management does not wish to imply that pictured Indigenous Homo Sapien is responsible for the death of the said Ursus Maritimus. One should not draw conclusions of who was responsible for the expiration of the Ursus Maritimus. Blog management further wishes to state that by posting this picture that they do not condone artificially causing the early expiration of Ursus Maritimus by sharpened indigenous artifacts. For that matter, blog management does not condone the early expiration of any vertebrate creature by means of sharpened indiginous artifacts. As stated earlier, management does not imply Indigenous individual was responsible for early expiration of Ursus Maritimus. Blog management feels the most likely scenario is that some how, some way, a white man is responsible for pictured massacre of the Ursus Maritimus. Likely an evil white man killed the Ursus Maritimus, and then tricked the Indigenous Individual into standing at the crime scene for said picture. Said evil white man probably laughed returned home, beat his children, kicked his dog, and attended a neo nazi or other right wing supremacist meeting.

45 comments:

  1. Wow, you comments are hilarious.

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  2. Kent asks,

    Way to go PJM!

    By the way, is that individual related to Sarah Palin?

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  3. I am pretty sure that it was Sarah Palin's husband who killed the bear. He is white, he is male, he is republican. Yep, pretty much evil encarnate.

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  4. That is freakin funny.

    Al
    St Pete

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  5. PJM — We are confident you know that these indigenous people are the Intuit (rather than Eskimos).

    And like all native Americans, they hunt for their food requirements. They never kill for the sport of it, as we would expect of Republicans. ;-)

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  6. Do we have to start calling those ice cream bars "Intuit Pies"?

    Also, I am fearful we might all be needing to kill for food before too long.

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  7. i think is a hoax,

    that bear is just sleeping everything else is photoshopped



    good photoshopping skills PJM

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  8. No, Polar bears sleep standing up. Otherwise their tounge could come out and get stuck on the ice.

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  9. PJM:

    Your comments are terrific.

    However, the person in the photo still looks like and ESKIMO to me, and I don't care what anyone thinks.

    Anyone care to go hunting?

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  10. I'll go Skeet hunting with you SmartGirl.

    I used to have an American Eskimo dog named Spencer who was AKC Registered. I wonder if the AKC realizes they should NOT be calling the breed "Eskimo"? Maybe we should tell them?

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  11. I don't always see large carnivores taken down by arrow, so I think you are right; and who is taking the picture? ;-)

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  12. Very funny! Thanks for lightening up the "issue".

    From a secret admirer...

    ;) S

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  13. Kent says,

    In the 1920's the great banjoist Harry Reser started the Cliquot Eskimo club, a weekly radio show banjo band who all dressed up like Eskimos. He wrote their theme song, "The Cliquot Club March." They did it for Cliquot as advertising. The Cliquot company wanted the pop and sizzle sound the banjo gave to promote its soda.

    Imagine the trouble they'd be in today much like the FL Seminoles and the Atlanta (formerly Milwakee, Boston) Braves have been for political correctness!

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  14. Hi, Heather:

    Yes, I think you should tell the AKC immediately.

    And while they're at it, they certainly need to get rid of the names "Black and Tan Coonhound" and the "Black Russian Terrier, as well. My God, how offensive!!

    I'd love to go skeet hunting with you!! We don't have too many gun clubs here in Rhode Island. Maybe we could meet somewhere in the middle of the country!!

    Actually, my grandfather and uncle (who lived with us when we were kids), were avid hunters. They used to go to Canada all the time and bring back deer and geese. I can remember my mother making venison stew.

    When my sister and I were kids, there was a gun cabinet full of rifles and ammunition right next to our bedroom door - and we lived in a suburb. My uncle always kept a loaded pistol on his dresser. Of course, that was back in the 50s, but we never touched them, because our mother said not to.

    When I was single and lived in apartment, I used to have a 9mm pistol, but I got rid of it when I got married. I've been thinking about taking up target shooting again now that my daughter is in college.

    Also, all of my family emigrated from Italy, so maybe I should claim discrimination and sue anyone who mentions the word "mafia." Sounds like I'm entitled!!

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  15. Hi, Heather:

    Yes, I think you should tell the AKC immediately.

    And while they're at it, they certainly need to get rid of the names "Black and Tan Coonhound" and the "Black Russian Terrier, as well. My God, how offensive!!

    I'd love to go skeet hunting with you!! We don't have too many gun clubs here in Rhode Island. Maybe we could meet somewhere in the middle of the country!!

    Actually, my grandfather and uncle (who lived with us when we were kids), were avid hunters. They used to go to Canada all the time and bring back deer and geese. I can remember my mother making venison stew.

    When my sister and I were kids, there was a gun cabinet full of rifles and ammunition right next to our bedroom door - and we lived in a suburb. My uncle always kept a loaded pistol on his dresser. Of course, that was back in the 50s, but we never touched them, because our mother said not to.

    When I was single and lived in apartment, I used to have a 9mm pistol, but I got rid of it when I got married. I've been thinking about taking up target shooting again now that my daughter is in college.

    Also, all of my family emigrated from Italy, so maybe I should claim discrimination and sue anyone who mentions the word "mafia." Sounds like I'm entitled!!

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  16. I'm sure NO human being was involved in killing that bear. By the looks of things, he was hunted down by his girlfriend's brother after he had dumped her on valentine's day!?

    I'm pretty sure about it.
    Lyanna

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  17. We used to drink Cliquot Club soda all the time!!

    I have a photo of my parents with some on the table.

    Brings back memories.

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  18. How does it work when Intuits club baby seals? Is that going to cause the whole universe to explode or something, since as native people group, we can not project our values or beliefs on them, but on the other hand, PC says you can not brutally kill baby animals. So what happens when an indiginous person clubs a baby seal. It does not compute. World's collide.

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  19. It appears that SmartGirl and Heather have formed some sort of Italian alliance and left the German-Prussan group out. We may be curt and overly fussy about neatness but that is no reason to ignore us all together. Their focus on guns and shooting will caused us to pull out our old guns and cerimonial sabres so we can compete in the skeet and trap shooting contests.

    We'll see you on the range!

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  20. Al:

    I'm of Italian heritage, but I'm VERY curt and EXTREMELY overly-fussy about neatness!!!

    Maybe that's because on my dad's side, we are descendants of Frederick Barbarossa, who was a Medieval German Emperor. Actual, he was from Lombardy in Italy, which was once part of Germany.

    So . . . please bring your guns and join us, and maybe some Eskimos, if you can find them.

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  21. Just goes to show that you need to be careful who you challenge and what assumptions you make. I knew there was something familiar about your demeanor. My ancestors were generals in the Prussan army but you know what happened to Prussa: it too became part of Germany.

    I looked around for an Eskamo but all I could find was an old liberal fisherman from Portland, Oregon who wants all the guns to go away. Looks like it will be just me unless I can get the the Blog Management to join me.

    Keep your powder dry and let me know when you two are ready!

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  22. Blog management is always up for a good skeet shoot.

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  23. isn't Sarah Palin's hubby half indigenous Homo Sapiens?

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  24. A note from the orthography police. It is an indigEnous - er - bear.

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  25. unreal! i have not laughed this hard in weeks, you are hilarious. i enjoy and look forward to the picture of the day each morning. thank you.

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  27. SmartGirl, I can see the headlines now, "Rhode Island girl and Indiana girl shoot record number of pesky skeet."
    Al, you and PJM can have the honor of standing next to us in the AP photo.
    You said to let you know when we are ready? We were born ready!

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  28. Thanks to all, needed a laugh today.

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  29. Hee-hee! Love it!--teasergg

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  30. I AM EXTREMELY OFFENDED AT THE USE OF THE WORD "HOMO" IN THIS POST.

    THERE IS NOTHING "HOMO" ABOUT THIS HUMAN BEING.

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  31. hi everyone,

    I am politically so far to the left that a lot of people on this blog would probably tell their children I'm the boogey man. I also believe in taking a respectful interest in the views of those who I disagree with, because I assume that everyone is endowed with the same basic intelligence, the same concerns about the the world we share, and the same concern for the well being of others.

    I believe in thinking about the ways we use language, because our language creates the ways we perceive the world. However I don't tell anyone how they should speak, I don't start balling that I've been offended, and I don't throw around accusations of racism. So far I have not seen anyone else on this blog do so either. None of the commentors who invited contemplation on the use of language accused the blog author or anyone else of racism, wife-beating, dog-kicking, or neo-nazism. To pretend that you have been is nothing but reactionary garbage.

    The conservative side of this debate that constantly accuses liberals of being offended by everything should really have a look at their own hyper-paranoia and make believe martyrdom.

    When I stared reading this blog I thought it represented some thoughtful and intelligent individuals, and I was interested in learning about how your own views differed from my own and why. I am no longer interested however because I don't see anything thoughtful or intelligent here.

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  32. Wow, that's a huge description just to say "Here's a picture of an Eskimo who shot a polar bear in the ass with an arrow".

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  33. Hey PJM, now that things have settled down. ;o)

    From http://www.nativeamericans.com/AlaskaNatives.htm

    The census (1990) reported that more than half of all Alaska Natives were Eskimos, about 36% were American Indians, and about 12% were Aleuts. The two main Eskimo groups, Inupiat and Yupik, are distinguished by their language and geography. The former live in the north and northwest parts of Alaska and speak Inupiaq, while the latter live in the south and southwest and speak Yupik.

    So the bear hunter is probably an Inupiat Eskimo.

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  34. Intuit is a software company that sells accounting software. Inuit is the correct term to use when describing an indigenous aborigine from the far north.

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  35. Great post PJM!

    One clarification, though: When using binomial nomenclature, the species isn't capitalized.

    Homo sapiens and Ursus maritimus would be correct.

    /not complaining in any way, just bringing it to your attention

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  36. Heather,

    Always good to see a little Girl Power in action, but not very becoming to you two lovely ladies. Why can't we all just get along..........

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  37. And why indiginous? Why not autochthonous, or native? Indiginous is used to avoiding descriptions that are deemed pejorative. And who made the decision? Was it the Eskimos? No, it was the United Nations and bleeding hearts who are constantly in search of ways to eliminate any vocabulary that would actually lend individuality to a group of people. Their objective is to nuetralize all speach, history, and thought; place everyone on the same footing, and all would supposedly have the same opportunity to progress in this world. Of course, the problem with that line of reasoning is that Individuality is thereby trampled under foot as the PC big boots stomp down anyone who dares differ from the norm.

    Let us take pride in our differences! Were I an Eskimo, I would say so with pride. Whatever the condition of my birth, I take pride in those things that set me apart from the crowd. PC freaks, let us take joy in what makes us human! We are not clones. We do not all think the same. We do not conform to a mold. I am me, and no one else can make that claim. I expect to be called by the most common description in use:
    An old bald guy, and proud to have gotten this far whith what I have and the things I have done in life.

    I am not a follically challenged quintegenarian. Don't insult me by blending me in with the rest of my breed with a silly name change.

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  38. All you Sapiens are a bunch of Homos.

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  39. It is IN-UIT. No T.
    My husband is Aleut (Now called Alutiq) because people (anthropologists?) decided to start labeling indigenous people groups by the language they spoke.
    Eskimos speak Inuit. Aleuts speak Alutiq.
    I'm pretty well convinced that the Eskimo killed the bear and is now going to skin and eat him and make clothing, tools and mukluks out of him. Yay for the Eskimo!
    Nothing made in China.

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  40. Dear Left Leaning Anonymous Commenter,

    Please go back a few weeks to a previous post about a Native Alaskan person to find the ridiculous reference to PJM being a racist and the ensuing discussion. And try to lighten up.

    Love,
    Norkio

    PS PJM I laughed right out loud at this. A stroke of genius I wish I could be so clever on my own blogs!

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  41. I liked Nancy's matter of fact comment. This guy is obviously proud of himself and knows his family will stay warmer. I bet there won't be any inefficient waste either. We live in such a disposable society today.

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