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A darker side of Columbus emerges in US classrooms
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

besides, I never believed in Australia. or China.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dennis J. Squidbunny wrote:
Australia is not a great place to live, because it doesn't exist. It's all made up. I am a tax accountant from Ohio. It's all lies.
LIES!

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Hong Kong is an island not a city.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will explain what has been going on with columbus in the united states since, oh, 1995

WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON WITH COLUMBUS IN THE UNITED STATES SINCE OH 1995:

Most american teachers: we are going to downgrade him from a heroic figure to a controversial figure, and begin using his holiday as an opportunity to segue into the reminder that the native americans suffered greatly.

Italian-American groups: the hell you say, fuck you

Native Americans: we're going to protest at any event held in his honor

Knights of Columbus: the hell you say, fuck you

Knights of Columbus: we're not racist, BUT
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"...those native americans had it coming."
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has there ever been a horrible disease that did not originate in Asia?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LD! wrote:
Has there ever been a horrible disease that did not originate in Asia?

Humans.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ebola?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, me.

Me... me... me...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So summing up I think I need to improve on my provocative statements....
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what is interesting to me is that the distribution of 'places in the u.s. where columbus day is a bfd, or even celebrated at all' can be closely mapped to 'places in the u.s. with a large italian-american population' and even more closely mapped to 'places in the u.s. with enough knights of columbus to have a lodge'.

i mean, face it - if irish-americans didn't already have st. patrick's day, we would be celebrating the voyage of brendan the navigator. it's mostly about having an excuse to party. then you get in trouble, because you don't let everyone come to the party.

also, we know the vikings came here because they left runes carved on stones that they then buried like 30 feet down. it must be true, there was a show on the history channel.




even the history channel has no reports showing evidence of australians.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam wrote:
Knights of Columbus: the hell you say, fuck you

Knights of Columbus: we're not racist, BUT


Wha-huh?

I just thought the KoC was an anti-Mason Mason group that played dress-up and scared my in Church by walking around with swords and liverspots.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread makes me want to cry for so many reasons.

Fun fact from a former history major, Columbus was a GIANT DOUCHE.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CTrees wrote:
at no point was he being discussed as Superman with a Spanish accent.


I went to a catholic private school til 5th grade, he kind of was in my school. There were small mentions of his "other deeds" but mostly a man in blue and red spandex with a C on his chest.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the knights of columbus are basically american catholocism's superconservative advocacy group, the dudes they send out after stuff like Prop 8.
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