Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee
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  • Michael Lynch, West Tennessee (2008-12)
         member, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Pat Cummins, Middle Tennessee (2004-08)
         descendant, Cherokee
  • Mark Cantrell, Middle Tennessee (2010-14)
         unknown tribal affiliation
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    of Native American ancestry

  • Brent A. Cox (2008-2012)
    444 Cades Atwood Road
    Milan, Tennessee 38358

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    Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee

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    Why is it?

    That otherwise seemingly intelligent people readily believe all these wacked-out stories circulating about the Obamas without ever checking them out. Josh has speech therapy--and yes, his therapist is a very dyed-in-the-wool republican--and she told me that Michelle ranted about wite racists in something called "African News." The only hit I got when I searched for the story was to a site called "Confederate Yankee." Anyway the lingo in the "rant" doesn't sound at all like the very well-educated and thoughtful Michelle and the Obama camp says she never spoke to this news outlet. The allegations referred to in the "rant" are part of that law suit "Berg v. Obama" where Berg was trying to have Obama declared ineligible to run for president because be was born somewhere else than America. But Hawaii says Obama was born there and they have the birth certificate. The lawsuit was dropped I think. There's just been way too much crap to keep up with in this campaign. I'm glad the campaign is over. Now, can we get down to bidness?

    Re: Why is it?

    hehehe My sons and I were asking the same question this afternoon while I was finishing a 'painting' on our storage building (huge Zia - about 4 foot high - with a Sun face). I'd asked the oldest if he'd voted and he said no. !!! Don'tcha know I lit into him for not voting and told him that because he didn't vote (he said he couldn't decide [?!!!] which candidate would be best! ), that he just didn't vote. After informing him that there were at least another half-dozen on the ballot to choose from, I then told him he had no right to complain if things were screwed up and no right to claim 'victory' when things get better - he did nothing to contribute, one way or the other.

    Anyway ... he was telling me how he got into 'it' with his best friend about Obama and his friend's claim that now (with Obama as the pres-elect), guns will be taken away! My son said he told his friend he'd rather his gun be taken and have food to eat - either that or they get to keep their gun, only to have to sell it later for FOOD!

    It is amazing the crap people automatically believe - just because it came from a political party they're part of or it came from some anon source in an email but was passed along by someone they know .... etc.

    just sad and pitiful that folks can't/don't/won't take the time to check things out for themselves.

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