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Oglala Sioux president calls for Mount
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blown up'

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Posted By: Imright, 6/25/2020 12:04:37 PM

The president of a South Dakota tribe called for Mount Rushmore to be removed, so long as the removal does not harm the existing environment.Oglala Sioux President Julian Bear Runner told the Argus Leader Thursday that he believed the massive carving featuring Presidents Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Teddy Roosevelt, and Thomas Jefferson should be removed from the area, which he considers to be part of the Sioux's Great Sioux Reservation."I don’t believe it should be blown up, because it would cause more damage to the land," said Bear Runner. "Removed but not blown up."

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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 6/25/2020 12:07:59 PM (No. 456658)
No... Remove your Indian statues from your reservations, leave our national landmarks alone.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 6/25/2020 12:08:32 PM (No. 456659)
Do we have to put up with this any more... really?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper 6/25/2020 12:11:34 PM (No. 456666)
LOL, how on earth would you "remove" it if you didn't blow it up?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 6/25/2020 12:11:57 PM (No. 456667)
I honor your request with my one-finger salute.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: govlawyer 6/25/2020 12:13:45 PM (No. 456668)
If he's looking for his 15 minutes of fame, he has 14 minutes and 59 seconds left.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Strike3 6/25/2020 12:15:01 PM (No. 456672)
Bear Runner be dumb like rock.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: TJ54 6/25/2020 12:16:14 PM (No. 456674)
Like Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago would say: F U
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Reply 8 - Posted by: G-Tom 6/25/2020 12:17:08 PM (No. 456676)
Tell that so-called president that his side should WIN the war if he wants to decide about monuments, until then STFU about it.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: TXknitter 6/25/2020 12:18:10 PM (No. 456679)
This is an awful story to wake up to, isn’t it? We have to remember a lot, a lot of the Indian tribal leaders are hooked up with the Democrats. I saw this firsthand when we lived on the North Oregon coast. We can be certain the organized forces attempting to overthrow our Trump is nudging the Sioux to move in this direction. Waiting, waiting, waiting for a strong show of elected Republican leaders to get behind a microphone denouncing these things with determination and passion. Oh, BTW, Senator Kennedy was on FNC this morning. I was saddened to hear him attempt to soften the violence toward our historic monuments by calling them “public art.” Not a word in the lengthy interview about these acts of defilement being against Federal law.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Italiano 6/25/2020 12:21:26 PM (No. 456681)
Lay off the firewater, Jules. The Little Bighorn was a one-off.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/25/2020 12:22:55 PM (No. 456684)
So get all your Soo out there with hammers and chisels and deface our nation once again. I have to wonder how many honorable and dedicated naitive American veterans there are who would come out and defend Mount Rushmore. My guess is a lot.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Muguy 6/25/2020 12:27:50 PM (No. 456687)
#9, glad to see your comments here! H*ll will FREEZE OVER if you thing the spineless, cowardly republican elites will SO anything except jawbone-- Sadly, they will get to the podium in the well of the Senate and talk about how deplorable and bad things are and then vote FOR that which the day before spoke so passionately about. WE the People are going to have to find OUR OWN voices. The issue of police brutality was HIJACKED by the socialists, and Piglosi and the braying Jenny AOC get ALL the press without a thought as to how their vitriol speaks for the VAST MAJORITY of Americans. Why don't other minority groups get to matter like black lives matter? Narrative from the media is unified, and 90% is owned by only a handful of people who won't go against each other.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rather Read 6/25/2020 12:31:07 PM (No. 456692)
Sorry, it can't be done. If you want to do something constructive, raise some money for the Crazy Horse memorial. That is going to be awesome when it's finished.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: GoodDeal 6/25/2020 12:40:12 PM (No. 456699)
How about we remove your brain without blowing up your head?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Northcross 6/25/2020 12:47:15 PM (No. 456709)
I'm guessing Julian Bear Runner is not a civil engineer.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Cardsfan 6/25/2020 12:59:01 PM (No. 456724)
This will take one BIG forklift
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Edgelady 6/25/2020 12:59:27 PM (No. 456725)
Let's not forget the Taliban blowing up blowing up the 1,700 year old Buddhist statues - this is not an act protesting "systemic" racism (that does not exist), this is an attempt to eliminate America.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: spacer 6/25/2020 1:01:37 PM (No. 456727)
If you have ever had the luxury of being escorted by a Mt. Rushmore park ranger, you and your family will be treated to a rant, straight out of Howard Zinns fantasy world of American history. After touching on the construction of the Monument you are then drenched in the sacredness of the grounds to the only REAL owners.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: marbles 6/25/2020 1:06:21 PM (No. 456734)
Who got to him ?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: mc squared 6/25/2020 1:09:49 PM (No. 456740)
Removed? You're gonna' need a bigger boat.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Varjo 6/25/2020 1:25:19 PM (No. 456774)
The Sioux tribe is not even native to the Black Hills area; they had killed and displaced the other tribes in the area. They are from around the Mississippi R. . The displaced tribes should insist they leave the area. Let's also judge them on how they treat their women and their strict gender roles. None of that is PC. Those without sin should throw the first tomahawk.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: NYbob 6/25/2020 1:43:44 PM (No. 456800)
Go for it. It is only fitting that the greatest nation on Earth, provable by any stats you want to bring up, would ultimately fall back into the Stone Age helll that was the 'civilization' in North America for two thousand years. We can 'celebrate' the land and 'native' American culture by living to about age 27 and then starving to death or die by inter tribal wars or be enslaved by a neighboring tribe. Such a beautiful culture and fantastic opportunities for women to do most of the day to day work. Communists everywhere love this guy.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 6/25/2020 2:03:12 PM (No. 456842)
Sitting bull heap full of bull! Is fauxcohontas his girl friend now? Screw space force! Trump needs to create an “Idiot force”!!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Starboard_side 6/25/2020 2:12:01 PM (No. 456856)
So, is it part of their reservation, as he claims, or not?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: NorthernDog 6/25/2020 2:24:30 PM (No. 456869)
The Clovis People preceded the Oglala Sioux. There were probably other civilizations before the Clovis. Where do you draw the line?
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Spindletoptexas 6/25/2020 2:52:04 PM (No. 456893)
So how long do you have to occupy "land" to claim it as ancestral? And did the Sioux not do to other Indians what they claim the US did to them? The Arikara arrived by AD 1500, followed by the Cheyenne, Crow, Kiowa and Pawnee. The Lakota (also known as Sioux) arrived from Minnesota in the 18th century and drove out the other tribes, who moved west. They claimed the land, which they called Ȟe Sápa (Black Mountains).
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Reply 27 - Posted by: ROLFNader 6/25/2020 3:07:17 PM (No. 456907)
Julian reminds me of the tourist that was overheard one day at Mt Rushmore asking " I know that's George and Martha Washington up there but who is that other couple?
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Rumblehog 6/25/2020 3:23:37 PM (No. 456935)
Paleface won. Get over it.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: planetgeo 6/25/2020 3:27:24 PM (No. 456943)
Hmmm... Removed but not blown up. Sounds like an awesome union project.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Southron 6/25/2020 3:33:08 PM (No. 456956)
Donald? Are you there, Donald?
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Reply 31 - Posted by: DVC 6/25/2020 3:37:28 PM (No. 456966)
That is not going to hsppen. No way. If an attempt to destroy it is made, that will be my call to arms.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: bighambone 6/25/2020 3:42:03 PM (No. 456972)
If they remove Mt. Rushmore they will also be removing most of the future tourist and related industries around Southwest South Dakota.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: SavageRider 6/25/2020 4:12:51 PM (No. 457003)
Has Julian Bear Runner ever been to Mount Rushmore?
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Venturer 6/25/2020 5:28:10 PM (No. 457053)
I went to see Mt Rushmore.It is an amazing site.or sight whichever you prefer. Thousands go to Dakota's to visit. Bringing their dollars there with them.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: RuckusTom 6/25/2020 6:00:11 PM (No. 457080)
Yeah, right. They're carved into a mountain. How would one go about removing them without blowing them up?
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 6/25/2020 6:04:37 PM (No. 457089)
Maybe they could just use a gigantic Star Trek Transporter to dematerialize it and send it to the dark side moon or something.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: FTCM 6/25/2020 6:29:03 PM (No. 457125)
The victors in war write the history...American Indians lost...White man writes history...Live with it.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: PostAway 6/25/2020 10:02:09 PM (No. 457301)
Well, Wall Drugs will sure have a lot of ice water on their hands.
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