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  1. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, almost 4 years ago

    If only….

  2. taratus

    taratus said, almost 4 years ago

    The first illegal aliens were the Piligrims as they left England in 1609 in violation of English law, the 1559 Act of Uniformity, which demanded that all British citizens attend services and follow the traditions of the Church of England.

  3. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    Of course, the real problem was that the Puritans thought that the Church of England was a bunch of Godless Heathens that were going to burn in Hell, but the CofE wouldn’t let them preach that.

  4. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 4 years ago

    In the real Plymouth story, the holy men of the Mayflower killed, kidnapped and tried to enslave natives. They didn’t believe in celebrations or feasting.

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    There’s no point trying to correct Ima. He’s stuck in a very dull groove.

  6. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, almost 4 years ago

    My ancestors met the boat, paleface. As for “devastating the land” you don’t know what you’re talking about and I defy you to find ONE reputable scholar who’ll support your claim. So do us all a Thanksgiving solid and STFU!

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago

    There were three guys whe were asked, “If you were in the desert, what one thing would you like to have?”
    The first guy said “A compass so I could find my way out.”
    The second guy said “A big jug of water so I could stay alive.”
    The third guy said, “A car door.”
    Why a car door? “So I could roll down the window and get some air.” -Rachael Maddow

  8. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 4 years ago

    Walruscarver2000: Like Will Rogers, whose ancestors also “met the boat”, mine did too – but ours met Oglethorpe’s, not the Massachusetts one. Missed the Trail of Tears, too.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Ima: as just one example, the short grass prairie did fine under the plains tribes, for millennia, with millions of bison to sustain them. Then came the railroads and the “great whit hunters” to murder the indian by murdering his source of survival. Then the “sodbusters” came in and destroyed that shortgrass prairie, and the “dust bowl” was the result. It took that nasty FDR and sound land management policy to restore, to some extent the land.

    BTW, Iowa, and much of the upper midwest was forested when the Europeans moved in, and those forests are gone. The west is likewise losing all forests, because “income” from the land is the only interest of the “corporate structure”. Now that we’re ignoring the AGW issue, the bugs are winning more acres every year in our forests, so let’s follow the Watt wisdom, and just cut them all down.

  10. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago

    Dear Lord, you are SUCH an internet Troll!

    I can not believe that you even posted such words as that first sentence. Why do you even state such historically incorrect statements?

    The plains Indians in particular were indeed quite mobile, but their very living respected not only the land, but the very nature that kept them alive and happy.

    There were also Indian tribes that stayed in one place all their long and productive lives. And they also respected and nurtured the land far more that we have since.

    I am fully wiling to admit that like all men they too had their wars and hatreds, but certainly no more than we that pushed them off of the lands that were rightfully theirs anyway. The only reality of such actions is that it has been the way of history with whites as well. Human beings through the long and often times sordid history of mankind have conquered and even enslaved other human beings. It is NOT a noble picture of human progress, but it is history, and we have to live with that.

    This is one reason why I am glad to see that in at least some cases the Indian tribes are using what is actually a great vice of white people for the good of the Indian people (as long as it does not actually change those things in Indian Culture that are noble and good in themselves). That is the growth of Indian Casinos so that the white people may come and lose their money hopefully for the good of the Indian Tribes themselves. The House always wins, and even does this quite honestly, and that goes for white casinos as well. By the way, I do not gambol myself, not having enough extra income that I can just throw money away. I have read (and it seems true to me at least) that if you wish to gambol, the only way to possibly win is to only gambol with money that you can well afford to lose. To me at least it is all together proper and fitting that this is a form of relatively bloodless revenge upon the weaknesses of white oppression that is now being used for the good of the indigenous people. More power to them in this effort!

    I am more than willing to say this and I am fully a White Anglo Saxon Protestant Retired Aerospace Working Male. But, I am also a member in good standing of the human race, and a freedom loving American, that also happens to believe very much in the great philosophy of “Moderation in all things!” Which I also happen to believe (regardless of just who that philosophy is attributed to) is generally the philosophy all shared by our Indian fellow humans also!

    But, if you do not like that, then you have my full permission to leave the human race anytime you wish to. Or at the very least place your brain in gear before placing your hands on your keyboard!

    At any rate, have a truly great Thanksgiving Day. And that applies to ALL!

  11. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    PS: I usually go over to word for some of my longer posts. The problem seems to be that individual paragraphs do not translate well between there and here. Wishing to use relatively good English in my posts, my question is:

    Does anybody know how to properly delineate paragraphs so that they register here also?

  12. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 4 years ago

    @Robert Landers


    Just use line-break <br> , twice: <br><br>

    or <p> before each line.

    <p> This is a paragraph


    <p>This is another paragraph . However, it is possible your browser maynot do it properly unless you use an end tag


  13. Rymlianin

    Rymlianin said, almost 4 years ago


    The reason the Pilgrims (English Civil War Roundheads) left England was not to avoid persecution but rather because they were no longer permitted to persecute others.

  14. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, almost 4 years ago


    The trial stopped just short of where my people were camping.

  15. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago

    No, I am not only not God, as a true Christian I do believe in God. A God that actually owns everything (if he owns our
    beings and souls, then he certainly owns the very land that we live on) so nobody really owns the land (which is just what the Indians have been saying all alone).

    And taking care of the land does NOT necessarily mean farming it. Like anything otherwise good farming can really be over done. As witness the “Dust Bowls” of the 1930’s in the mid west.

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