150,000 square feet of asphalt at the foot of Bear Butte

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A jackass by the name of Jay Allen has big plans for Bear Butte. He is going to expand his “world’s biggest bikers’ bar” right up to its foot. The first phase of Sturgis County Line will have over 150,000 s.f. of asphalt for semi-tractor trailers, hand-picked vendors, motorcycle stunt riders and one hell-of-a-lot of parking spaces for the bikers. …

Fuck Guenter Lewy

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George Mason University’s “History News Network” (byline Because the Past is the Present, and the Future too) has published 11-22-04 the article “Were American Indians the Victims of Genocide?” by Guenter Lewy. You can read it yourself. I’m not going to go through it point by point. I will give two brief excerpts: The sorry tale continues in California. The …

Go outside in your yard, pick up a handful of earth, and think about it

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Maybe I should make a category for “What are we becoming? Yeah, well, where have we been?” Trail of Tears may grow by 2,000 miles if study OK’d By RICHARD POWELSON, powelsonr@shns.com February 17, 2006 WASHINGTON – The National Park Service on Thursday endorsed a study that may add about 2,000 miles of land and water routes to the current …

Dovetailing Mount Rushmore with everything, positively everything

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I was reading again last night (this morning really), elsewhere, the tired plaint of what this country is becoming. It’s a well meaning plaint, facing pictures out of Iraq. But it is wrong. Atrocity is nothing recent. It is nothing new. It’s just plain ol’ business as usual. And that’s the thing, that Americans have constantly deluded ourselves into believing …

What happens when stupid white people doodle on their napkins at the dining table after Thanksgiving Dinner

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Wow! Imagine yourself riding the Flaming Arrow Express monorail at the proposed Trail of Tears Park in Tennessee. Imagine yourself visiting the Sacred Ground Pavilion. Imagine yourself in the seats of the Great Spirit Arena. What an amazing memorial it will be honoring those American Indians who walked the Trail of Tears from the southeast to Oklahoma. Right? Right? And …