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A solution with a future


Last Edited: September 4, 2005, 4:46 pm

An honest, workable solution with a future

Those people are going to be a long time without homes, without jobs, without incomes.

What can we as a nation do to help?

You might think I’m being sarcastic, but I’m not. This can really be done:

1)  Vacate Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Sill Oklahoma, Fort Wachuka, AZ, Abilene Air Force Base, Abilene, Texas..

2)  Create a new tribe of Native Americans Issue tribal census numbers to all the refugees and deed them each a residence and a few acres of land on the new Coonahss Reservations.

3)  Send them checks every month, let them have free health care from the US Public Health Service, same as other tribes.

4)  Assist them in building tribal casinos, but make it plain that THIS time the money has to go exclusively to the tribe, has to be used for the betterment of the individuals of the Coonahss tribe.

5)  Bring Bourbon Street, brick by brick to the new Reservation and allow them to use their own labors to rebuild it there as part of the new Coonahss Casino resort complex.

6)  Ship in truckloads of farm surplus that’s going to waste in grain elevators, or being shipped to other countries, so they can cook for themselves.

This is a plan that will work, blog readers. It’s a means of providing income, health care, homes to all those refugees at a minimal cost in deficit tax dollars.

All Americans have to do to see this happen is move a lot of troops to other military compounds and open their minds and imaginations to look for innovation as a solution.

But make no mistake about it.

These people are natives to America, mostly. They were born here, their ancestors were born here. They are certainly as deserving of a chance at a new life, a new start and any Native American born since 1900. They deserve the same rights and privileges derived from having been the victims of misfortune.




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Comment by sagan - September 4, 2005, 5:33 pm
except for the name i agree, it is a great solution.
but as my post in that forum page was excised you should not pay me any regard
good post RIP
Comment by Rip Snorter - September 4, 2005, 6:42 pm
Hi sagan. Thanks for the comment. I missed your post on the Forum thread because I've been studiously avoiding reading that thread on the forums. I decided I'd be happier not indulging my mind with a lot of what was being said.

Tell you what, sagan. That post that was exised from the thread, you're welcome to post it right here in the comments section of this blog, where it will get some reads by people who aren't just reading the threads. I fear, amigo, that if I'd been reading that forum, posting there, I'd have been the source of some thread drift.

Blogs are the right place for all this hurricane talk. The threads, it seems to me, are for lottery talk.

Thanks again amigo.

Comment by Rip Snorter - September 4, 2005, 7:17 pm
Incidently, sagan, I don't think there's any danger of the Coonahss tribe being named that. I don't even think this will refugee problem will be handled in any way at all except pure devil-take-the-hindmost handwringing endurance. Those people will be lost in the shadow of the far greater aftermath, by other events that are rapidly overtaking us.

However, I just couldn't resist a bit of tongue-in-cheek with the coonahss moniker for the tribe. The tribes are all anxious to maintain their heritages, and this one, while displaced, would be sure to wish to retain something of the bayou country. Every coonass I've ever known was proud of being one, referred to himself by that title, and would have been offended to have anyone suggest it wasn't an honorable one.

It's only non-coonasses who believe it's pejorative.

Comment by sagan - September 5, 2005, 5:59 pm
your last sentence "only non" are the ones most ofended and the ones who would tear the world apart to make you believe they are not the racists they are.
when i look at your photos of yourself i fell a very frienldy face lies there.
i believe however we are on opposites sides of the military and the war in Iraq
which is ok with me i believe debate is the best way to find the truth.
Comment by Rip Snorter - September 5, 2005, 7:13 pm
Hi Sagan:

Thanks for another comment. Likely you've figured it right and that you and I are on opposite sides of the War in Iraq issue. However, while my neighbor on the south agrees with me on it, she's arriving there from the wrong place to suit me, so I naturally despise her for it.... not enough to keep me from saving one of her hens from her dogs today, but enough to make me not want to marry her.

On the other hand, the guy across the street from me, my best chum in this village, fully supports the War, as you evidently do, so naturally I despise him for it, though we like one another fairly well, help one another with heavy lifting and whatnot occasionally, and he used me as a reference when he was getting his security clearance renewed.

So there's that. I'd suggest you and I just despise one another for our opposing views about the war, but go on liking one another in other matters, eh? Works for me.

As for whether I'm a racist, mostly I am, but I try not to discriminate. I generally just don't care much for human beings of any disguise when they get in too close. From a distance I like them all okay.

I'm not a Louisianan and I haven't known a lot of people who called themselves Coonasses, but I think every Louisianan I've ever met did. I'm aware of the racial nuances, but I'm also inclined to indulge people when they're fiercly proud of what they are and their genetic or cultural heritage, whatever that might be. I don't believe there's any cultural nor genetic heritage a person has any business being proud of, but if they are, I'm perfectly willing to accept it.

Comment by sagan - September 6, 2005, 3:12 pm
not only are you bright, you have a great attitude
i like you being here

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