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I am sooo excited & pissed off at the same damn time!!! hang in there Florida & Ohio!!!!!!!!
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Originally posted by herwoman herwoman wrote:

I'm working tomorrow not sure what they will have me doing.I have these booklets of random facts, not political or race related, I will ask if I can pass those out tomorrow. They are pretty funny so it will keep people positive for at least a little while. Hell I will sing and back that ass up if I have to. As long as they don't leave the line.


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As much as I like Obama, this article makes me miss Black leaders like Malcom X

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Russell Means, Lightning, And Sexiness: The Toughest Indian In The Whole World

By Guest Contributor On November 5, 2012 ·


A young Russell Means. Image via Race-Talk.org

By Guest Contributor Gyasi Ross, cross-posted from Race-Talk

… After I die, I’m coming back as by Coupon Companion">lightning. When it zaps the White House, they’ll know it’s me.
- Russell Means

I never met Russell Means. I had the chance to meet him when I was a kid. In fact, I saw him a few times as a youngster, but I was so intimidated by him—he seemed bigger than life—I never actually went to speak to him. I heard a lot of things about him as I grew older; good stuff, bad stuff. However, he was somebody about whom, as Native people, everybody seemed to hold an opinion.

When I heard of his passing, I was sad, just like when you hear about anyone of your heroes passing. I know members of his family, and that made it even more painful; yet, I thought it was appropriate the by Coupon Companion">fashion and time in which he passed—on his own terms, loudly, and with the world taking notice.

I don’t think that it was a coincidence that he passed at the exact moment that the National Congress of American Indians’ Annual Conference was convening. Big Brother Means was a throwback, a non-conformist, a fighter. He wanted nothing to do with this current era of conciliatory politics, where many tribal leaders work hand-in-hand with the same US government that has historically worked for Native peoples’ demise.

To wit, many individual Natives, including myself, strongly support President Obama and believe him to be the best President for Native people in modern times. Still, even Obama has his vulnerabilities within Indian Country that includes his lack of leadership on sacred sites, including the Keystone XL Pipeline–compromises Means found unforgivable.

Means wanted none of that–work with the US Government?? No, as he stated so eloquently above, Means is lightning, and he wanted to zap the White House as lightning and burn down that symbol of American colonialism and white purity. Indeed, Means’ approach was to draw a line in the sand and dare someone to cross it. And, in fairness, that exciting and beautiful approach was not always effective—politics have changed, and sometimes those by Coupon Companion">techniques that worked in the past were outdated. Sometimes compromise is necessary nowadays.

But regardless of questions about his approach, Means was a warrior that worked diligently and passionately for the betterment of Native people. He loved Native people profoundly. He knew that we deserved better, but we had to demand better.

I see Means as the Indigenous equivalent of Malcolm X. See, the truth is that Native people needed (and still need) the fiery doppelganger of thoughtful, mainstream organizations like NACI in the same way that Martin Luther King, Jr., needed Malcolm X and Stokely Carmichael. Whereas the Congress speaks politely and eloquently, using big words and paperwork to demand that the United States give Native people our just due, Russell Means was the person with the chip on his shoulder that would simply smack those dirty thieves in the mouth and take as much of that “just due” as he could. The truth is that these approaches need each other—they are not at odds. Neither approach is perfect, but both approaches are needed for Native peoples’ success and survival.

Symbiotic. Both necessary. Complementary.

Russell Means was loud. And eloquent. And flawed. And dangerous. And sexy. He made the image of a huge Native male being politically active something acceptable, even ideal. He wasn’t a bookworm that people could easily by Coupon Companion">ignore; he spoke loudly, and powerfully, with so much confidence in himself that those that were threatened by him just wished that they’d hear some bad news about him someday so they could stop hearing about him. “Y’know that Russell Means was in a plane crash …” Never happened; heck, he even whooped cancer for a long time. Sexy. Long hair, leather jackets, brown skin–he was the image of a Native person that all of us have, whether it’s politically correct to say so or not. Men wanted to be him, women wanted to be with him: the Indigenous James Bond. At a time of lagging self-esteem for Indigenous people, where we were taught to believe, after 500 years of ugly genocide, forced assimilation and conquest, that everything “Native” was ugly, dirty, evil, stupid, he made “looking Indian” cool again.

He made being Native sexy. Imperfect, but a start to reclaiming our collective sense of self-worth.

Every single Native person on this continent owes him a debt of gratitude. Thank you, Russell Means–the toughest Indian in the world.

Gyasi Ross is a member of the Blackfeet Nation and his family also belongs to the Suquamish Nation. He wrote a book called Don’t Know Much About Indians (but i wrote a book about us anyways) which you can get at DKMAI.com. He is also co-authoring a new book called “Of Course I’m a Boy, Silly!” and the website and publishing company for that handy-dandy book is CutBankCreekPress.com (coming soon). He also semi-does the twitter thing at @BigIndianGyasi
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Tribal donations increase to President Obama's campaign

By Fredreka Schouten, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – President Obama has gone to bat for Indian tribes like few presidents before him.President Obama, with Native American leaders, signs the Tribal Law and Order Act in July 2010 at the White House. The law gives tribes the authority to sentence criminals for up to three years.

  • President Obama, with Native American leaders, signs the Tribal Law and Order Act in July 2010 at the White House. The law gives tribes the authority to sentence criminals for up to three years.

In less than four years, his administration has settled major tribal royalties disputes that had languished for years, relaxed a Bush-era rule that limited new, off-reservation casinos, included by Coupon Companion">new health benefits for tribes in the sweeping 2010 health care overhaul and helped advance a landmark law that gives tribes power to prosecute serious crimes.

Now, tribes are opening their by Coupon Companion">checkbooks to aid his re-election.

Tribal governments have donated more than $1 million to his campaign and his joint fundraising efforts with the Democratic National Committee. They gave $264,000 to Obama in the 2008 election, according to a USA TODAY analysis of data compiled by the non-partisan Political MoneyLine. The analysis does not include any additional money contributed by individual tribal members or the employees of tribal enterprises.

Obama has received more money directly from tribes than any other 2012 federal candidate, MoneyLine's tally shows. Republican presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney, by contrast, has received $3,000 combined from two tribal sources, Oklahoma's Chickasaw Nation and the Prairie Island Tribal Council in Welch, Minn., according to federal data.

Obama "has done more for Indian country than any president I can remember," said Chief James Allan, chairman of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe in northern Idaho, which donated $35,800 this year to Obama and his joint fundraising committee.

As part of a settlement announced last month, the 2,300-member nation is sharing $1 billion with 40 other tribes to end lawsuits that charged the federal government with mismanaging tribal money and land. Some of the claims were more than a century old.

"We don't get everything we want," said Jacqueline Pata, executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, "but we are actually able to participate in the dialogue."

Pata and other tribal advocates highlighted several recent accomplishments, including:

•The $3.4 billion settlement of a nearly 15-year-old lawsuit that charged the federal government with mismanaging royalties for oil, gas and other leases on tribal land. It is the largest settlement ever approved against the government.

•Provisions that have increased federal spending on Indian health-care by nearly 30% since 2008. In addition, tribal employees can now purchase by Coupon Companion">health insurance through the federal system available to U.S. government employees, retirees and their families.

•A tribal law-and-order bill pushed by Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., and signed into law in 2010 by Obama that gives tribes new powers, including authority to sentence criminals for up to three years, up from one year.

•An Obama directive to agency heads to make formal plans to consult with tribes on federal policies that affect them. He has hosted three White House summits with tribal leaders.

"One day we're going to be able to look back on these years and say it was a turning point in nation-to-nation relations," Obama said at a January fundraiser in Washington where some 70 tribal supporters donated at least $15,000 each. The Native American outreach is "not just a side note on a White House agenda," he said, but part of a broader effort "to make sure everybody has opportunity."

Tribal leaders interviewed around the country praised Obama, the nation's first black president, for his rapport with Indians.

"I don't know if it's because of his international family background or his work with poorer communities, but he seems to get it," said Kevin Washburn, dean of the University of the New Mexico School of Law and a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma. "This guy has an interesting sensibility that enables him to deal with people from all different cultures."

In the 2008 campaign, Obama sought tribal support as his protracted primary battle with Hillary Rodham Clinton took both candidates to states with significant Native American populations. Ahead of the Democratic primary in Montana, for instance, Obama was "adopted" by the Crow Nation. He was the first presidential candidate to visit the reservation.

In Gallup, N.M., last month, Obama's campaign launched a tribal get-out-the-vote program. Native Americans represent less than 2% of the U.S. population, but make up more than 9% of the population in New Mexico, a key general-election battleground.

"There are places where a consolidated, high turnout in Indian Country can affect the results in battleground states," said Keith Harper, a Washington lawyer and a member of the Cherokee Nation. Harper, a member of the Cherokee Nation, is raising money for Obama's re-election effort.

Tribes are a potential source of campaign money in the presidential race, where spending by the candidates and outside groups could easily exceed $2 billion. Tribal gambling has grown since 1998 when Congress authorized casinos on reservations. It's a $26 billion-a-year business, fast approaching the $35.6 billion in revenue that flowed last year to commercial casinos.

Cheryl Schmit, a Northern California activist who opposes the expansion of Indian gambling in her state, said non-Indians are too often shut out of the negotiations between tribes and the Obama administration, despite the impact of new development on surrounding communities.

"Tribal casinos make a lot of money and make major contributions," Schmit said. "Our voice is not heard in this process."

Under federal election rules, tribes can donate directly to candidates from their government accounts. And, unlike individual donors who can give no more than $117,000 to federal candidates, political action committees and political parties over a two-year period, tribes are not subject to those limits. There are no limits for individuals, corporations or tribes on donations to super PACs, a new form of political organization channeling millions of dollars into federal races this year.

Washington State's Tulalip Tribes, operators of a retail development and casino in the suburbs north of the Seattle, is the largest tribal contributor to Obama, donating $176,000 to his campaign and several joint fundraising committees with the national and state parties. The tribe has reaped millions in federal stimulus dollars for a water pipeline and other construction and environmental-restoration projects.

"When a man gives his word and keeps his word, that's real important to Indian Country," Tulalip Tribal Chairman Melvin Sheldon said. "We didn't merit much consideration from previous administrations."

He said he has attended all three summits and crossed paths with Obama at three other events, including a February fundraising brunch at the Seattle-area home of Costco co-founder Jeff Brotman.

Tribes, who were not recognized by Congress as U.S. citizens with the right to vote until 1924, and say they believe campaign contributions allow them to participate fully in politics. "We understand the political process," Sheldon said, and "we feel very fortunate that we can support those who support us."

While Obama receives more tribal money than any single politician, some tribes also donate to Republicans. The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, for instance, has contributed $30,800 each to the Democratic and Republican national party committees. It also donated $50,000to a super PAC that aided Texas Gov. Rick Perry's short-lived campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

Brian McClain,the Choctaw's executive director of legislative advocacy, said the tribe has thousands of members in Texas and a long-standing relationship with Perry.

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I can't wait ya'll
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Originally posted by Rumbera Rumbera wrote:

I can't wait ya'll
Me either!!!Wink
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Originally posted by Addicted19034 Addicted19034 wrote:

There's a Romney blimp floating around in downtown columbus today...pulling out all the stops


Stay safe!!  It is that same old patched up blimp, his campaign rented that crashed in Florida.  I hope it is not windy in Columbus. 

Romney will be there sometime today.  President Obama is scheduled to be in Columbus this afternoon, Jay Z will be there also.


Yes I'm so upset I can't go bt I just got a new job and have no pto.

There's this radio station 98.9 that is overbearingly republican and they are 24/7 praising Romney and critiquing Obama one every little thing, one dude called in to argue his side for Obama and the do wouldn't even let him speak before finally hanging up. Tis station used to play oldies so idk what happened but its really annoying, and I know they are entititled to their own opinions but the JD is just rude, condescending, and unable to see any side but his own.

I've been trying to figure out the same of the station so I can look them up but they are so busy critiquing obama, they down even say their name.

A girl even called in and said she was going to vote for a third party candidate and the JD was expanding to her how she needs to do the right thing and vote Romney. He won her over
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A saw my first Romney/Ryan sticker today

I did the most to catch up to/get on the side of them to see what they looked like Smh
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Ugh I found their Facebook page. They are all old and white and wrinkly.

They have a picture up saying dont forget to change you clocks tonight..and your president on Tuesday

I neeedddddd Obama to win so I can go flaunt it all ovr their Facebook wall

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we got our bottle of champs chillin for tomorrow!
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