Amazing isn't it that the GPS/SatNav systems on Air Force One don't have any mapped routes to Northern Minnesota?
As the Washington Post reports:
Native Americans across the country -- including tribal leaders, academics and rank-and-file tribe members -- voiced anger and frustration Thursday that President Bush has responded to the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history with silence.
"From all over the world we are getting letters of condolence, the Red Cross has come, but the so-called Great White Father in Washington hasn't said or done a thing," said Clyde Bellecourt, a Chippewa Indian who is the founder and national director of the American Indian Movement here. "When people's children are murdered and others are in the hospital hanging on to life, he should be the first one to offer his condolences. . . . If this was a white community, I don't think he'd have any problem doing that."
Of course, much as Schiavo is a complete sop to his most ardent (and deranged) supporters, the downplaying of a tragedy that is only slightly behind Columbine in numbers of dead is also related to a constituency groups. God forbid that we note that once again guns are everywhere in our society or that once again, a kid on prozac seems to go off the deep in and committ mass murder.
God forbid we ask any questions.
You cannot restrict GUNS, to curb the easy availability of instruments that can kill so many, so quickly and efficiently would not respect the CULTURE OF LIFE!
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