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  • I can't wait for the writer to throw his wet blanket on the upcoming Smallpox Saturday event.
  • Yeah, because it should be "Drink like an Indian."
  • Next month's promotion: "Be driven off of your own premises and forced to reopen your bar in a desolate shiat-hole, like an Indian."
  • Better to drink like an Indian than loan like one!

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  • Well, 'twould be O'kay if it was only marketed just one day 'o the year, laddie.
    Of that, I be sure!
  • 100 bucks says that most of the people complaining aren't even Indians "Native Americans"
  • ReapTheChaos: 100 bucks says that most of the people complaining aren't even Indians "Native Americans"


    100 bucks says that before this was in the news there was no public outrage.

    /Outrage may still be lacking in your area
    //Check the site for current outrage zones
  • Why is it offensive to call Native Americans "Indians"? I always thought it was ok, we even have that "One little two, little three, little Indians" song as kids.
  • Drinking like an Indian. Stereotypes are usually based in reality

    4th of July celebration in my home town in extreme upstate NY was sponsored by the fire department. They invited all sorts of other departments to join in the parade and festivities including some from VT and Quebec. Regular as clockwork the first departments to arrive were from the Kahnawake Mohawk reservation on the south shore of Montreal. They'd be pretty well tore up when they crossed the border in the early afternoon and continued to imbibe until well after the fireworks were done and the beer tent shut down. Knee walking, bowl hugging, war whooping sumbiches to a man they were. I can't imagine how they drove the forty miles back to Montreal but I never heard of any wrecked firetrucks.
  • But not a single word about "drink like a pilgrim"?????


    I'm trying to think if a nightclub had a sign that said "dance like a white guy" and "dance like an african american guy" if there would be any outrage and exactly who would be outraged?
  • Can someone explain to me the outrage about this other event of theirs? - "Who could forget August 2010's "WWIII Bombs Away Bash," which featured Landmine, M-16 and Hand Grenade shot specials? "
  • ggecko: But not a single word about "drink like a pilgrim"?????


    I'm trying to think if a nightclub had a sign that said "dance like a white guy" and "dance like an african american guy" if there would be any outrage and exactly who would be outraged?


    "Date like a black guy" would mean that you can only date fat ugly white women.
  • Maybe drink like a Redskin?
    It is a DC bar.
  • Should have used "Drink Like a Farker" day.
  • Just another Heartland Weirdass: But just don't tip like one!


    Too bad this wasn't a charity instead of a bar. They could have used "Give Like and Indian" as their slogan.

    / amirite?
  • subsetzero: Drinking like an Indian. Stereotypes are usually based in reality

    4th of July celebration in my home town in extreme upstate NY was sponsored by the fire department. They invited all sorts of other departments to join in the parade and festivities including some from VT and Quebec. Regular as clockwork the first departments to arrive were from the Kahnawake Mohawk reservation on the south shore of Montreal. They'd be pretty well tore up when they crossed the border in the early afternoon and continued to imbibe until well after the fireworks were done and the beer tent shut down. Knee walking, bowl hugging, war whooping sumbiches to a man they were. I can't imagine how they drove the forty miles back to Montreal but I never heard of any wrecked firetrucks.


    Currently I'm in a School of Social Work program with a Specialization in Indigenous healping and healing...so I've been studying a lot about this issue.

    What I've learnt is that there has been multiple trauma's against the Indigenous community, of course the land thing being the first, then the living on reservations, then the government creating "Indian Agents" who were white people that gave permission for Aboriginal people to leave their reserves, that's right, they were sent to reserves and not allowed off the land without specific written permission. The Government outlawed their ceremonies, their traditions and their cultural rituals in an attempt to westernize them. Then came the residential schools where child were forcefully sent, they were seperated from their families, and at the schools they were even seperated from their siblings. Then, they were starved, abused physically and sexually, and forced to forget their languages and their cultures. This messed with their minds a lot.
    The trauma that they experienced lead to some very messed up adults as they left the residential schools. Being this messed up caused them to start hitting the bottle so that they could escape the pain of what they'd been through.
    Of course, being messed up makes you bad parents, and worse, the economic conditions being forced upon them (not allowed to find work in a lot of professions) ended them up in poverty. The Indian agents were converted into government sponsered social workers who'd been given orders to remove Indigenous children from their home communities so that they could be adopted out to white families, either in or out of country. This mass adoption/kidnapping is known as the "60's scoop." It resulted in a lot of Indigenous children growing up in foster homes that did nothing to teach them about their culture, top that with the fact that most of them had some form of FASD and it was a recipe for disaster...
    These kids did poorly at school, had major anti-social personalities, suffered from extream identity crisis and found their only comfort in the bottle.
    This is a very simplified look at the Indigenous history (at least here in Canada) and has left out many, many details of how the Indigenous population has been incredibly screwed over.
    Is it any wonder that each generation hits the bottle when they are born with FASD, when their parents beat and sexually abuse them (as they learnt to do in the residential schools) and when they know that they have no real prospects in the job force. Add to that the government hand outs that are just enough to keep them surviving but not enough to actually solve any of their problems and you create a people who are alcoholic, dependend on the government, and very angry at the white man.

    The more you know...
  • And I noticed that my spelling and grammar suck...That's what I get for trying to post something at 4:30 in the AM after being up working all night.
  • I'm an Indian (the feather, not dot kind) and have no problems with this.

    In fact, I find all manner of political correctness annoying!
  • So the Government sets them up in gated communities and sends their kids to private schools. Sounds like they were pretty lucky. BTW Seems like the bar could make up for this faux pas by letting indians drink for free that night.
  • I want to drink like a sic Indian.
  • Wolf892: Add to that the government hand outs that are just enough to keep them surviving but not enough to actually solve any of their problems and you create a people who are alcoholic, dependend on the government, and very angry at the white man.


    So you're saying that "Drink like a(n) Indian" is a valid metaphor?
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