Remembering TCPaul, 2016-2019

Washington Post Scalps "Pocahontas"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli tics/elizabeth-warren-apo catwoman33302/06/19
No question: she's done. toooldtocare02/06/19
No doubt. Warren seems like an intelligent person, but this dupednontraditional02/06/19
My God. How could anyone, man or woman, have voted for that plumber02/06/19
woah she lied on her bar admissions card it's not like she s onefortheteam02/06/19
Technically, she could be disbarred or reprimanded for lying catwoman33302/06/19
Well plumber, she founded the consumer protection agency, wh soiled_nappies02/06/19
It has now been proven that The Boston Globe story last fall plumber02/06/19
Stop lying, you Russian troll. soiled_nappies02/07/19
Lying about what? You have been brainwashed with leftist plumber02/07/19
This isn't as big of a deal as people on this board think it frida202/06/19
Hillary made the SAME argument(s), refusing to respond, and catwoman33302/06/19
I don't think she'd have much of problem beating the Trumpac backfromthedead02/06/19
The country is just not ready for a trans-racial president. persius02/06/19
Not really. The TX (and most bars) like to document (prove) catwoman33302/06/19
I'm supposed to collect race information at work, and it is frida202/06/19
No, it's not. It's reflects, at best, a reckless disregard toooldtocare02/06/19
A lot of people don't consider race a real thing. It's just frida202/06/19
What would you say if President Trump indicated he was Ameri plumber02/06/19
I would assume he doesn’t know how to read and just checke johnsmith02/06/19
What if he deliberately hand wrote "American Indian" like Li plumber02/06/19
I would assume he's confused in some way. He's an idiot. johnsmith02/06/19
"I would assume he doesn’t know how to read and just check wutwutwut02/06/19
The issue is more why she was selecting it. I don’t care w persius02/06/19
Actually, MANY tribes have condemned her in the media for MO catwoman33302/07/19
“A lot of people don't consider race a real thing” Fu chaldean02/06/19
Part of the reason Hillary lost is that a significant number toooldtocare02/06/19
Ha ha, I don't categorize coworkers but I can tell you lots frida202/06/19
"A lot of people don't consider race a real thing." Did wutwutwut02/06/19
I prefer Earthling. catwoman33302/06/19
I prefer "Earthling". LOL IMO it's absurd to reduce co catwoman33302/06/19
If the Wash Post published it, that means the power brokers massivemissive02/06/19
Maybe, but it may also reflect newspapers trying to stay rel toooldtocare02/06/19
I've got more Indian in me than any of you bubba suckers eve backfromthedead02/06/19
Dot or feather? bigwags02/06/19
oh yeah, I forgot esp Heitage Americans esp backfromthedead02/07/19
Dems need to stop defending EW and she needs to drop out of onefortheteam02/06/19
All while basking in the upper 1% lifestyle and probably get catwoman33302/06/19
Pic says it all exnite02/06/19
It’s beyond obvious at this point that Warren lied to game massivemissive02/06/19
She got in the game early, too. It makes you wonder where sh plumber02/06/19
I rarely agree with Plumber but spot on!! I seriously dou catwoman33302/06/19
"And how many REAL minorities were denied space because litt johnsmith02/07/19
I'm going to guess you don't do your homework before comment catwoman33302/07/19
I thought affirmative action applied to student applicants. johnsmith02/06/19
AA applies to ALL employers, esp. recipients of federal fund catwoman33302/06/19
If it applies to all employers, why have I never worked with johnsmith02/07/19
You've never worked with any black people? For serious? wutwutwut02/07/19
not since I've been an attorney. Not by choice, other people johnsmith02/07/19
Interesting, thanks for the explanation. I've worked with l wutwutwut02/10/19
How else does a whitewomen with a JD from Rutgers become a l irishlaw02/06/19
I just remembered that Jared Kushner registered to vote as a frida202/06/19
Ha ha! plumber02/06/19
“She is sorry that she was not more mindful of this earlie wutwutwut02/06/19
It means she did it before she knew people would care. Kind brokelawyer02/06/19
Translation: "I'm sorry it's all hit the fan and it will ki catwoman33302/06/19
This is a silly fake scandal. There is no benefit to puttin drewprocess02/06/19
Seems pretty obtuse if not done for career advancement. She persius02/06/19
WTH doesn't she just ADMIT the truth: "Look, I was young, f catwoman33302/06/19
Oh..now Dems. are using a page from Trump's Playbook. Don't catwoman33302/06/19
It's odd that you are more concerned about somebody misrepre bangbus02/07/19
It's odd that you jump to an unfounded conclusion with ZERO catwoman33302/07/19
AA can apply to professors, too. My dad is a retired profes madathofstra02/06/19
Only thing this shows me is that the Boston Globe’s “com jorgedeclaro02/07/19
I've checked black on lots of forms. Where's my affirmative johnsmith02/07/19
The local scam law school regularly brags about the "diversi toooldtocare02/07/19
Does anyone think Clarence Thomas, that towering legal mind catwoman33302/07/19
He has said himself many times that the only reason he is th brokelawyer02/09/19
Well, the editorial board of the Globe definitely turned on toooldtocare02/07/19
Prediction: there will never be any proof that this helped h frida202/07/19
C'mon; she seemed to omit any reference to being anything bu toooldtocare02/07/19
Just out of curiosity: Noting whichever parent of Senator wutwutwut02/07/19
Does it matter? For somebody that often complains about w bangbus02/07/19
people that normally don't give a (CENSORED) about Indians a backfromthedead02/07/19
"Just out of curiosity" "Does it matter?" Read comp wutwutwut02/10/19
when do we get to see Trumpacola's taxes so we can see if he backfromthedead02/07/19
Perhaps Trump will make a deal to trade His tax returns for persius02/07/19
This is from October 2018, but GOP Kevin McCarthy family ben frida202/07/19
Section 8(a) of the SBA is rife with fraud. Especially anyth jorgedeclaro02/07/19
Conservatives are the first to excuse the wealthy for tax av gladigotaphdinstead02/07/19
Except that in order to "take advantage of 'Native American' shuiz02/07/19
Affirmative action is about having any ancestry of the kind gladigotaphdinstead02/08/19
Oh...COME ON!! According to WHOM??? Or WHAT legal case can catwoman33302/08/19
Can you show a case otherwise, to your point? I’m not sayi gladigotaphdinstead02/08/19
"Affirmative action is about having any ancestry of the kind shuiz02/08/19
Polling issues aside. If I checked that I’m Hispanic or Pa gladigotaphdinstead02/08/19
you know when white people get worked up about how white you backfromthedead02/08/19
Wow...What brilliant logic!! When logic and common sense fai catwoman33302/08/19
apparently you're not so well acquainted with backfrom. All wutwutwut02/08/19
Good advice. Thanks. catwoman33302/09/19
Good advice. Thanks. I started following Cardi B on Instagra backfromthedead02/09/19
Aaaaaand.... instagram followers are relevant, how, to some wutwutwut02/09/19
"Roger Stone says he shouldn't be subject to a gag order bec backfromthedead02/10/19
Cool story bro. Hey, what is the price of tea in china no wutwutwut02/10/19
Considering Bezos, the Post's owner, has had his peccadilloe trijocker02/10/19



catwoman333 (Feb 6, 2019 - 2:51 am)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/elizabeth-warren-apologizes-for-calling-herself-native-american/2019/02/05/1627df76-2962-11e9-984d-9b8fba003e81_story.html?utm_term=.6d87536ba22c

The Post just published a pretty damning story, noting documents that confirm Ms. Warren has been officially claiming American Indian identity from 1986 through 2004, beginning with her handwritten TX Bar Admissions Card in 1986 through 1995-2004, when she ID'd herself as a minority on Harvard affirmative action forms.

Tuesday, she embarked upon a zillionth iteration of her "Apology Tour"--this time saying she's sorry for ever calling herself Native American.

Politics--the entertainment gift that keeps on giving!!

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toooldtocare (Feb 6, 2019 - 9:40 am)

No question: she's done.

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dupednontraditional (Feb 6, 2019 - 6:45 am)

No doubt. Warren seems like an intelligent person, but this is exactly why identity politics is a slippery slope and can create absurd results. I wish we could get beyond the gate-keeping mechanism of what people look like to what they actually can do in society.

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plumber (Feb 6, 2019 - 6:53 am)

My God. How could anyone, man or woman, have voted for that thing?

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onefortheteam (Feb 6, 2019 - 9:51 am)

woah she lied on her bar admissions card it's not like she sold out her country to our "biggest geo political enemy" or something

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catwoman333 (Feb 6, 2019 - 11:39 pm)

Technically, she could be disbarred or reprimanded for lying to the bar because she fails the Character and Fitness test.

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soiled_nappies (Feb 6, 2019 - 10:01 am)

Well plumber, she founded the consumer protection agency, which protects Americans (not Russian trolls) from getting screwed over. She also fights against the big banks, which is again, a populist position. She popularized the fact that 50% of bankruptcies were due to medical debt - a huge problem again for Americans, not Russian trolls.

Focus on what people do, rather than on how you "feel" when you hear them talk. I do not think she'll get anywhere close to the nomination, but it's a fact that she did not use her identification as part Indian to get an advantage in hiring at law schools. The Boston Globe did an extensive series on it last year. It's debunked.

And who cares about a stupid Bar card? I could do the same thing on my Bar card and it wouldn't mean anything.

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plumber (Feb 6, 2019 - 10:10 am)

It has now been proven that The Boston Globe story last fall claiming she’d never tried to pass as an honest injun, is fake news. Continue to support her if you want, there is not much more to say.

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soiled_nappies (Feb 7, 2019 - 8:16 am)

Stop lying, you Russian troll.

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plumber (Feb 7, 2019 - 9:12 am)

Lying about what?

You have been brainwashed with leftist propaganda spread by "news outlets" such as The Boston Globe your whole life. Wake up!

And I am not a Russian troll. I am a Heritage American. Both sides of my family have been here since colonial times. The politics of socialists like Liawatha and Bernie Sanders are closely aligned to Russian and Bolshevik politics.. Not those of great American patriots such as President Donald J. Trump.

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frida2 (Feb 6, 2019 - 9:58 am)

This isn't as big of a deal as people on this board think it is. Remember, democratic primary voters will choose the nominee. Democrats are laughing at this as the new "but her e-mails" nonsense. This effects no one's life.

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catwoman333 (Feb 6, 2019 - 10:59 pm)

Hillary made the SAME argument(s), refusing to respond, and it cost her the election. Also, anyone remember that silly "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy" line?? Regardless of whether it's true or not, the evasiveness, shifting "explanations" and endless, belated apologies DESTROY a candidate's credibility with voters and drown out any substantive message.

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backfromthedead (Feb 6, 2019 - 10:19 am)

I don't think she'd have much of problem beating the Trumpacola, the more Fox, right wing media heads and YOU, Mr Plumber, try to Hillaryize her the better she looks -- if Trump thinks this Pocahontas crap swamps his cesspool of baggage, past present and future, well then THAT'S OUR TRUMPACOLA, you convince no one of anything and that's very Trumpacolian

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persius (Feb 6, 2019 - 10:22 am)

The country is just not ready for a trans-racial president.

Strange they had ethnicity on their bar cards.

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catwoman333 (Feb 6, 2019 - 11:02 pm)

Not really. The TX (and most bars) like to document (prove) participation in affirmative action programs to avoid discrimination lawsuits.

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frida2 (Feb 6, 2019 - 10:32 am)

I'm supposed to collect race information at work, and it is interesting the number of people who write in "human", "n/a", or even "brown." I get to categorize them as "other" even if their race is pretty obvious. This is an incredibly silly story.

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toooldtocare (Feb 6, 2019 - 11:13 am)

No, it's not. It's reflects, at best, a reckless disregard for the truth.
The document in question is her bar registration. At that time, the EW narrative clearly embraced "I'm a Native American" so she, not caring about accuracy, completed a section of the form inaccurately. There was no need to do so; she could have left it blank.
And yes, we can debate Trump's honesty in perpetuity. But enough already; it's clear that EW is also fast and loose with "facts" so let's not pretend otherwise.

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frida2 (Feb 6, 2019 - 12:02 pm)

A lot of people don't consider race a real thing. It's just an arbitrary identifier to a lot of people. That's the problem with calling this a lie. Lots of very light skinned African Americans who are probably 3/4 or more white identify as black and no one cares.

She does owe an apology to the American Indians (which she's done) because they are the ones who determine tribal membership, but I think anyone else who's uptight about this is being really silly.

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plumber (Feb 6, 2019 - 12:20 pm)

What would you say if President Trump indicated he was American Indian on an application for college, or say for Minority and Women owned business preferences?

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johnsmith (Feb 6, 2019 - 2:12 pm)

I would assume he doesn’t know how to read and just checked random boxes

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plumber (Feb 6, 2019 - 2:34 pm)

What if he deliberately hand wrote "American Indian" like Liawatha?

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johnsmith (Feb 6, 2019 - 3:39 pm)

I would assume he's confused in some way. He's an idiot.

Also, you said application for college, which to my knowledge, Warren did not claim to be native when applying to college. Affirmative Action is an actual thing when applying to college, I don't think it is when applying for professor jobs. I have no evidence she ever applied for minority and women owned business. If Trump put Native on a bar registration card or something similar, I wouldn't care. Kushner registered to vote as a woman, I didn't get all upset about it.

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wutwutwut (Feb 6, 2019 - 3:55 pm)

"I would assume he doesn’t know how to read and just checked random boxes with his Burnt Orange crayon".


There, ftfy!

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persius (Feb 6, 2019 - 12:26 pm)

The issue is more why she was selecting it. I don’t care what kind of family lore she listened to, she could look around and see that her entire family was white. Yet she chose to select Native American because she was trying to leverage it for her advantage to the detriment of real Native Americans. She went to Harvard – she knows full well why they collect race information.

That is not just going to bother Native Americans, but it is going to bother every white person who didn’t do that.

It is only not that big of an issue because she has no chance anyway.

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catwoman333 (Feb 7, 2019 - 9:37 pm)

Actually, MANY tribes have condemned her in the media for MONTHS.

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chaldean (Feb 6, 2019 - 12:34 pm)

“A lot of people don't consider race a real thing”

Funny, you did when you thought your Chaldean coworker was acting too white.

Speaking of which, how did you put her in your office’s racial classification database? White or something else?

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toooldtocare (Feb 6, 2019 - 12:41 pm)

Part of the reason Hillary lost is that a significant number of people thought she was essentially dishonest, and viewed herself above the rules that apply to the rest of the little people. And it's clear that EW is the same way; she didn't need to highlight race, but did so for the clear purpose of using it to her advantage-and it wasn't true. So declare it "silly" all you want, but this establishes that EW foisted her race-related canard upon anyone available for over 30 years-but she's decided to apologize for it now. Why apologize for something harmless?
She's done.

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frida2 (Feb 6, 2019 - 1:25 pm)

Ha ha, I don't categorize coworkers but I can tell you lots of Middle Easterners put down white on forms. Self identified race is actually pretty interesting.

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wutwutwut (Feb 6, 2019 - 3:54 pm)

"A lot of people don't consider race a real thing."


Did a lot of people not consider race a real thing in 1986?

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catwoman333 (Feb 6, 2019 - 11:02 pm)

I prefer Earthling.

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catwoman333 (Feb 6, 2019 - 11:09 pm)

I prefer "Earthling". LOL

IMO it's absurd to reduce complex human beings to arbitrary, limited "labels" based solely on appearance or a narrow, socially-constructed definition of identity. I thought the whole purpose of civil rights is to make this a "color (or ID) blind" society where everyone is accepted without notice of their physical differences. The longer people (and the media) harp about superficial differences, the more they (perhaps inadvertently) perpetuate consciousness of those differences and discrimination. Seems ironically self-defeating to me.

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massivemissive (Feb 6, 2019 - 10:48 am)

If the Wash Post published it, that means the power brokers in the DNC are ready to throw her under the bus.

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toooldtocare (Feb 6, 2019 - 11:16 am)

Maybe, but it may also reflect newspapers trying to stay relevant. Didn't the Boston Globe already publish an editorial telling her not to run? She seems to have the editorial boards at papers pretty riled up.

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backfromthedead (Feb 6, 2019 - 12:22 pm)

I've got more Indian in me than any of you bubba suckers even know and I think you white crackers blow real hard about Indian stuff -- and don't ask me to prove it cause I don't gotta prove anything to nobody, esp Trump suckups

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bigwags (Feb 6, 2019 - 12:47 pm)

Dot or feather?

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backfromthedead (Feb 7, 2019 - 6:36 am)

oh yeah, I forgot esp Heitage Americans esp

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onefortheteam (Feb 6, 2019 - 12:48 pm)

Dems need to stop defending EW and she needs to drop out of the race. She's perfectly fine where she's at in the US Senate. That's where her particular set of skills are most needed, putting the screws to banker swine and multi conglomerate corporate scum.

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catwoman333 (Feb 6, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

All while basking in the upper 1% lifestyle and probably getting tons of $$ from Wall St. lobbyists. LOL

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exnite (Feb 6, 2019 - 1:23 pm)

Pic says it all



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massivemissive (Feb 6, 2019 - 2:32 pm)

It’s beyond obvious at this point that Warren lied to game the affirmative action system. The cognitive dissonance from the lefties is pathetic.

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plumber (Feb 6, 2019 - 2:36 pm)

She got in the game early, too. It makes you wonder where she would really be if she hadn't tried to do so.

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catwoman333 (Feb 6, 2019 - 11:20 pm)

I rarely agree with Plumber but spot on!!

I seriously doubt a white person with mediocre grades from from Rutgers Law School would be considered a strong candidate for a teaching job in the Ivys (Univ. of Penn. and Harvard) without a little "extra help" from the affirmative action admissions plan. And how many REAL minorities were denied space because little "Miss Swedish Tribe" took their slots?? LOL

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johnsmith (Feb 7, 2019 - 1:30 pm)

"And how many REAL minorities were denied space because little "Miss Swedish Tribe" took their slots?? "

1 at most, but I'm going to guess 0

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catwoman333 (Feb 7, 2019 - 9:56 pm)

I'm going to guess you don't do your homework before commenting. In fact, Asians have filed a lawsuit against Harvard, alleging discrimination in favor of less qualified students of other races.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/30/us/politics/asian-students-affirmative-action-harvard.html

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johnsmith (Feb 6, 2019 - 3:13 pm)

I thought affirmative action applied to student applicants. It’s for professors too? Does Harvard add an extra point or whatever like with students? What race did she put on her college applications?

I’m white. I have black ancestors. I have checked both boxes on forms. I never got or expected any benefit for doing so.

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catwoman333 (Feb 6, 2019 - 11:23 pm)

AA applies to ALL employers, esp. recipients of federal funds.

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johnsmith (Feb 7, 2019 - 9:34 am)

If it applies to all employers, why have I never worked with a black person?
How would that even work? It doesn't even apply to all colleges.

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wutwutwut (Feb 7, 2019 - 3:13 pm)

You've never worked with any black people?

For serious?


Wow.

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johnsmith (Feb 7, 2019 - 4:58 pm)

not since I've been an attorney. Not by choice, other people do the hiring.

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wutwutwut (Feb 10, 2019 - 12:40 pm)

Interesting, thanks for the explanation. I've worked with lots of black attorneys. A few black paralegals here and there as well, but more attorneys.

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irishlaw (Feb 6, 2019 - 3:25 pm)

How else does a whitewomen with a JD from Rutgers become a law professor at Harvard.

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frida2 (Feb 6, 2019 - 3:33 pm)

I just remembered that Jared Kushner registered to vote as a woman, lol.

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plumber (Feb 6, 2019 - 4:10 pm)

Ha ha!

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wutwutwut (Feb 6, 2019 - 3:49 pm)

“She is sorry that she was not more mindful of this earlier in her career,” said Kristen Orthman, a Warren campaign spokeswoman."


More mindful. What does that really mean?

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brokelawyer (Feb 6, 2019 - 5:11 pm)

It means she did it before she knew people would care. Kind of like blackface.

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catwoman333 (Feb 6, 2019 - 11:27 pm)

Translation: "I'm sorry it's all hit the fan and it will kill my chance to be POTUS, all because I stupidly chose to falsely claim Indian ID to get a job in the Ivies."

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drewprocess (Feb 6, 2019 - 5:46 pm)

This is a silly fake scandal. There is no benefit to putting “Native American” on your bar card. It does not get you anything.

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persius (Feb 6, 2019 - 6:54 pm)

Seems pretty obtuse if not done for career advancement. She is 1/1032 and you would presume she at least knew her white grandparents if not her great grandparents.

If these bar cards were not public records for potential employers to reference they need to plug the leaks at the Texas state bar.

Why else would a presumably with it white person go around putting Native American on everything? Do you think she really thought she was Native American?

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catwoman333 (Feb 6, 2019 - 11:32 pm)

WTH doesn't she just ADMIT the truth: "Look, I was young, foolish, wanted to get a job in the Ivy League and falsely claimed minority status to get ahead. I am embarrassed I did that. Sorry...it won't happen again."

If she doesn't just fess up the OBVIOUS truth, the story just festers with each ridiculous new attempt to contort, bend herself into a verbal pretzel. She is beginning to sound like Clinton: "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is!!"

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catwoman333 (Feb 6, 2019 - 11:29 pm)

Oh..now Dems. are using a page from Trump's Playbook. Don't like a story that embarrasses your candidate or party, so tag it "fake news"?? That's just LAME.

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bangbus (Feb 7, 2019 - 10:19 am)

It's odd that you are more concerned about somebody misrepresneting their heritage than somebody colluding with a foreign government to commit treason.

Interesting priorities.

What is your income level?

Dont lie

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catwoman333 (Feb 7, 2019 - 9:10 pm)

It's odd that you jump to an unfounded conclusion with ZERO proof of my views on the Russian collusion/FBI investigation (which are not even mentioned here). Are you an ideologue troll, or just the product of an online "law school" which failed to teach basic logic, analytical thought, or Evidence 101? My guess is the latter since you also struggle with simple spelling and punctuation.

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madathofstra (Feb 6, 2019 - 8:24 pm)

AA can apply to professors, too. My dad is a retired professor and of an ethnicity shared by very few college professors in this region. He would get recruitment letters from universities all the time, and his ethnicity and it’s underrepresentation in the field would be specifically referenced.

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jorgedeclaro (Feb 7, 2019 - 9:11 am)

Only thing this shows me is that the Boston Globe’s “comprehensive” investigation on whether she benefited from affirmative action was bunk. Just means Warren’s campaign fed them documents and witnesses that supported her story. So much for the claim she didn’t identify as Native American before UPenn. It’s funny because I thought the article was pretty persuasive before that.

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johnsmith (Feb 7, 2019 - 9:36 am)

I've checked black on lots of forms. Where's my affirmative action? where's my benefit? where's my Harvard professor job? I don't think it actually works that way.

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toooldtocare (Feb 7, 2019 - 9:41 am)

The local scam law school regularly brags about the "diversity" of its faculty, so that's the benefit to a non-minority claiming minority status.

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catwoman333 (Feb 7, 2019 - 9:34 pm)

Does anyone think Clarence Thomas, that towering legal mind deemed "minimally qualified" by ABA, would be sitting on the Sup. Ct. today WITHOUT AA and political pressure to fill the seat of Thurgood Marshall with another black man?? ROFL.

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brokelawyer (Feb 9, 2019 - 3:02 am)

He has said himself many times that the only reason he is there is AA. This causes some discomfort among liberals. If they say he’s wrong, they admit he is intelligent enough not to need racial preference. If they say he’s right they admit that AA has placed someone they consider unqualified. It’s pretty funny, really.

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toooldtocare (Feb 7, 2019 - 9:40 am)

Well, the editorial board of the Globe definitely turned on her.
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/420141-boston-globe-pans-potential-warren-as-a-divisive-figure-ahead-of-possible

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frida2 (Feb 7, 2019 - 9:55 am)

Prediction: there will never be any proof that this helped her career, but the right wing and Russian propaganda will keep talking about it forever.


I think people need to consider that she comes from Oklahoma where lots of the whites think they are part American Indian.

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toooldtocare (Feb 7, 2019 - 10:18 am)

C'mon; she seemed to omit any reference to being anything but Native American. And considering that she comes from OK, she knows perfectly well the entire process of being enrolled.
And no, this isn't the fault of the "right wing and Russian propaganda"; this is EW's responsibility solely, because it's so...what's the right word?....feckless.
At best she didn't care, at worst she used it to her advantage.

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wutwutwut (Feb 7, 2019 - 3:17 pm)

Just out of curiosity:

Noting whichever parent of Senator Warren was descended from the Native American g'g'g'g'great-grandmother has more NA blood than Senator Warren herself, I wonder did that parent identify her/himself as Native American?

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bangbus (Feb 7, 2019 - 3:31 pm)

Does it matter?

For somebody that often complains about whataboutisms you're really curious about these nonrevlavnt racial issues

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backfromthedead (Feb 7, 2019 - 4:01 pm)

people that normally don't give a (CENSORED) about Indians are suddenly self-appointed arbiters of the "how much Injun blood you really got in ya?" litmus test because Injuns' rights to be pure Injuns is real important to Trumpklumpfs

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wutwutwut (Feb 10, 2019 - 12:43 pm)

"Just out of curiosity"

"Does it matter?"


Read comp fail.

No, it doesn't matter. That's why I said it was a curiosity item. Going up the ladder, each parent, grandparent, etc. would have necessarily had more NA blood than Sen. Warren. Just wondering if any of them considered themselves NA, or publicly identified as NA.

If not, I could readily understand why - there are plenty of prejudices against NA, particularly in more Western US states.

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backfromthedead (Feb 7, 2019 - 3:34 pm)

when do we get to see Trumpacola's taxes so we can see if he's really a BILLIONAIRE?
"Republicans are begging a top Democrat to drop the quest for Trump's tax returns"
https://www.businessinsider.com/republicans-begging-top-democrat-drop-quest-trumps-tax-returns-2019-2?utm_source=reddit.com

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persius (Feb 7, 2019 - 5:20 pm)

Perhaps Trump will make a deal to trade His tax returns for her Harvard hiring and personnel file if she is the Democratic nominee.


“Already, it’s known that in 1996, the Harvard Crimson campus paper described Warren as a woman of color and Native American. And in 1998, Harvard touted her as a Native American, the only minority tenured woman on the faculty.”

“The DNA test indicated she might have had some Native American blood six to 10 generations back, as do many Americans. But she has claimed her parents had to elope because her father’s racist parents rejected their son’s Cherokee girlfriend. And she said her grandfather’s high cheekbones were evidence of Native American descent.”


Read more at https://mobile.wnd.com/2019/02/boston-globe-warren-doomed-after-new-revelation/#mPKvqj0HRThfJYvo.99

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frida2 (Feb 7, 2019 - 7:57 pm)

This is from October 2018, but GOP Kevin McCarthy family benefited from disputed Native American heritage, with 7 million dollar no bid government contracts.

https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-na-pol-mccarthy-contracts-20181014-story.html?outputType=amp&__twitter_impression=true

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jorgedeclaro (Feb 7, 2019 - 8:10 pm)

Section 8(a) of the SBA is rife with fraud. Especially anything regard staff augmentation.

However, this part of the article is nonsense: “experts in government ethics said the sheer volume of federal work the company received in and near McCarthy’s district.” Seven million dollars in contracts for a mentor-mentee on a government project is nothing. Those ethic experts are either being misrepresented, don’t know what they’re talking about or lying through their teeth.

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gladigotaphdinstead (Feb 7, 2019 - 9:00 pm)

Conservatives are the first to excuse the wealthy for tax avoidance schemes by saying “well they would be stupid not to avoid paying as much in taxes as possible” but are really bothered by someone taking advantage of Native American heritage / AA to get admittance to colleges / jobs. How does the “wouldn’t she be stupid not to” logic apply here? (answer: yes)

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shuiz (Feb 7, 2019 - 11:40 pm)

Except that in order to "take advantage of 'Native American' heritage" you actually have to be ... what's the word ... Native American.

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gladigotaphdinstead (Feb 8, 2019 - 12:02 am)

Affirmative action is about having any ancestry of the kind whose box you check, which she does. It has no requirements on what percent that race you are. .01% is good enough.

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catwoman333 (Feb 8, 2019 - 1:00 am)

Oh...COME ON!! According to WHOM??? Or WHAT legal case can you cite supporting that ridiculous, illogical interpretation of AA policies??

That's like arguing that if a 99.9% blue-eyed, blonde Swedish student demands a scholarship for black students because she fraudulently checked the "African American" ID box on her college application, the school would be forced to deem her black and grant it.

Is there no such thing anymore as COMMON SENSE?? DISHONESTY?? Sorry, but the law (AA) should not be applied to reach an ABSURD result like the one you advocate. BTW, I'm also "glad you got a PhD instead" (of a law degree)…:-).

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gladigotaphdinstead (Feb 8, 2019 - 6:41 am)

Can you show a case otherwise, to your point? I’m not saying that it makes sense but that’s how it is, to the best of my knowledge.

(I didnt stick it out to finish the degree actually, not that it matters)

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shuiz (Feb 8, 2019 - 7:31 am)

"Affirmative action is about having any ancestry of the kind whose box you check, which she does. It has no requirements on what percent that race you are. .01% is good enough."


Ha. Ha. Yeah, Warren should try that excuse and see how it works out for her. I'd be especially interested to see how well it plays with her native brothers and sisters.

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gladigotaphdinstead (Feb 8, 2019 - 8:04 am)

Polling issues aside. If I checked that I’m Hispanic or Pacific Islander (my surname would pass for either), even if I showed up as a blonde white guy what would they do? I never did that because I’m too honest but I’ve always believed that it would have given me a leg up with no negative consequences.

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backfromthedead (Feb 8, 2019 - 7:14 am)

you know when white people get worked up about how white you're not and then switch to how white you are they're closet racist idiots who would bore me in a regular conversation about shrodinger's cat but that's because they're stupid white people being stupid white people showing people how stupid they are

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catwoman333 (Feb 8, 2019 - 7:06 pm)

Wow...What brilliant logic!! When logic and common sense fail you, always try the old, lame "racism!!" card and display the SAME bigotry you accuse others of.. YAWN... How original...

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wutwutwut (Feb 8, 2019 - 11:00 pm)

apparently you're not so well acquainted with backfrom. All of its posts are like this. Just put on "ignore".

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catwoman333 (Feb 9, 2019 - 1:13 am)

Good advice. Thanks.

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backfromthedead (Feb 9, 2019 - 8:35 am)

Good advice. Thanks. I started following Cardi B on Instagram, that made me the 41,000,001(th) follower
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsXr-TivryA



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wutwutwut (Feb 9, 2019 - 11:05 am)

Aaaaaand.... instagram followers are relevant, how, to some idiot's claim that she has 45 million twitter followers?

When she only has 5 million?


And please, try to be precise.

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backfromthedead (Feb 10, 2019 - 2:01 pm)

"Roger Stone says he shouldn't be subject to a gag order because he's less popular on Instagram than Kim Kardashian"
https://theweek.com/speedreads/823010/roger-stone-says-shouldnt-subject-gag-order-because-hes-less-popular-instagram-than-kim-kardashian

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wutwutwut (Feb 10, 2019 - 5:05 pm)

Cool story bro.

Hey, what is the price of tea in china nowadays, anyway?

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trijocker (Feb 10, 2019 - 12:49 pm)

Considering Bezos, the Post's owner, has had his peccadilloes published
Wouldn't it be more logical to align with Elizabeth Warren to take down Trump?

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