Friday, February 5, 2010
ARE YOU A RACIST? A HATE-MONGER? OR JUST STUPID?
What exactly is a “Honest Injun” and where did that saying come from? HONEST INJUN - "from Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, has been traced back to 1851, but it is probably much older than that. Originally it was probably an expression of sarcastic derision - 'as honest as an Indian.' But later it came to mean about the same thing as the British 'honor bright' or the American 'scout's honor' - a pledge of truth and honesty." From "Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins" by William and Mary Morris (HarperCollins, New York, 1977, 1988).
President Obama is even taken to task by Nevada citizens because he actually made an intelligent statement. “When times are tough, you tighten your belts. You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage," he said. "You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college. You prioritize. You make tough choices." What he said was on the money yet someone someplace that gambles or has just bought a boat is irritated.
Please give us a break with all this race-baiting and faked “outrage” about everything that is said about anything. Take a look at this clip of Michael Steele’s “Honest Injun” comment and tell us your opinion.