http://www.ourcampaigns.com/CandidateDetail.html?CandidateID=2083As Buddhists, we are admonished to expunge aversion, be averse to aversion, if you will. And of course judgements are a no-no, according to some Buddhists. Jesus taught against judging as well. But when you come across rude, loudmouthed racists, I feel we ought to call a spade a spade(play on cliche intended). Ah, that proud son of the South Joe Wilson just couldn't stop himself from screaming at the n--, oops I mean president. He apologized for calling our legally elected president a liar, but no apologies for being a racist loudmouth. According to Our Campaigns.Com ,Joe has been a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, ....
"This is an organization that, as the Southern Poverty Law Center has detailed assiduously, has been taken over in the past decade by radical neo-Confederates who favor secession and defend slavery as a benign institution. Leading the takeover is a radical racist named Kirk Lyons, who's been an important legal figure on the far right for some years."(from Crooks And Liars) Did you know Ol' Joe was less than forthcoming on his tax disclosure- he has a mountain of debt apparently that he was to embarrassed to admit to, so he, wait for it, LIED! A few more from Joe
"That's offensive to me that they would take my heritage and make it into a Holocaust era type description." - South Carolina Representative Joe Wilson, back in November 1999, when he was still a state senator, regarding African Americans being upset that the Confederate flag was being flown over the statehouse.
"With the death of Strom Thurmond, South Carolina has lost its greatest statesman of the 20th Century." - Wilson on June 27, 2003.
(quotes thanks to Rude Pundit)
Finally, the fact check services have determined that President Obama was telling the truth. So Joe was not only rude and offensive, but he was wrong.
e-qua yona, Cherokee for 'big bear' is the only nick name I've ever had, at least one I liked. One of my favorite ever students called me that when I taught for the Eastern Band Cherokee. It is Mato Tanka in Lakota.
I have lived a nomadic life and have enjoyed most of it so far.
Seeking balance with the universe or great mystery is what life oughta be about.