Dec 21, 2005

Naughty, Naughty...

"Indian Giver is the least of your worries."


Lawmakers Hasten to Return Abramoff Gifts

17 Comments:

Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Is that a X-mas present for Abramoff for spilling his guts???

12:14 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Before I forget because I am old, happy 45th birthday. And have a drink on me! Merry Xmas and Happy New Years. Don't drink New Years Eve and be ready for work for Jan. 3 and keep the blog open. I eill try to follow it. Tell all your staff that you are special PJF flygirl says: Happy Holidays!!! Good night!!!

12:23 AM  
Blogger Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...

Bil, it is Exhibit "A"

Thanks Jackie, same to you! :D

12:25 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Got your point, Fitz! Good night!

12:28 AM  
Blogger bluewild said...

Indian Giver is too good a term for them.

Indian Giver was basically a term used by the whites or Europeans - the less offensive term to whites, who came over and din't understand the ways of the natives. As usual, the derogatory term was born from ignorance.

The natives would trade with the Europeans or whites, and vice versa. The whites would present their wares to trade and the natives would present theirs and so on. That was trade.

When the white man "gave", it was done much in the manner of trade, in "presentation" style. So while the white man thought he was giving a gift, the native man's perception was that it was a trade, because it was done in much the same manner as a "trade".

So the white man would present the gift, the native thought he was trading, and didn't have anything to trade, or didn't like the trade offering and so gave it back to the white man - not interested. The white man assumed the native was being rude and hence called him an Indian Giver.

However, when something was a gift in the native culture it was never "presented". The gift would be given when no one was looking, in other words anonymously. Left at the doorway,etc. That was the gift given freely and without the ego involved, waiting for the reaction of gratitude and/or admiration of the given gift. I'd say that was true giving.

12:57 AM  
Blogger bluewild said...

So much for the anthropology lesson. I thought your birthday was later this week. If it is now ion the east coast well then Happy Blissful Birthday to you and really Merrily Grand Christmans and New year to you. I just know you will have a wonderful 2006.

Ihank you for all the hard and fruitful work you've done Sir Patrick. We are with you all the way.

1:00 AM  
Anonymous eslye said...

just came back to take a peek and here you are at it again...that brain works all the time and I bet you go to bed with many questions and wake up with so many answers...you are so connected with the universe.. thanks for all
you do..

1:19 AM  
Blogger bluewild said...

Eslye,
you are a wonderful artist! Really wonderful!

1:25 AM  
Anonymous eslye said...

thank you bluewild..love your post too..

Fitz it's wednesday...do we we get our "kissus" gift friday?

8:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the earliest you've gotten up to watch cartoons and what did you see?

just after midnite
laughing with myself -Aj

11:06 AM  
Anonymous 6 miles from the Epicenter said...

A happy birthday, today, for Fitz?!

Happy, Happy, Birthday -- enjoy at least one donut in celebration!!

You have struck many with awe in your zest for justice --

watch out for your back and the sharks that nip at your heels [ya, Bush that means you and your snarky staff reading this blog and tapping in to our pcs and phones because we just don't like the cookies and milk you're serving].

I'll save the Merry Christmas and all that for the latter part of the week ... I'm waiting to see what other tidbits, laser-beam like sharpness of indictments/people caught up in the ball of string you're able to identify and nail!

11:34 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Happy Birthday! Maybe you'll give US a birthday present!

Just an echo, but it's awesome to witness your integrity and honesty...to say nothing of enjoying your great Irish wit and cleverness!

I just noticed that my birthday present might be the '06 election results! (Nov. 7th). Hope it's prophetic!

12:00 PM  
Blogger Contessa37 said...

Happy Birthday! Take some time to celebrate!

1:50 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

I have a question maybe someone can answer. If the politicians that accepted contributions and gifts, apparently in exchange for votes, return the equivalent $$$ value and $$$ itself, are they absolved from prosecution? I know it may sound naive, but I honestly don't know, because I've never seen so many "return to sender"s.

2:10 PM  
Anonymous 6 miles from the epicenter said...

Grandmanuk. Good question. Along with another:
as long as they 'claim'/'file' they have received such 'donations'/'gifts' that means its

OK, right?

Seems these kids need to go back to Kindergarten where we all learned how to 'play' nice with each other and more importantly,
Right
from
Wrong.

whoops, I forgot.. that only applies to us plebes to we may fund these stupid games with higher taxes and be annhilated by the Oval when we question their abuse of power.

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unlike Lawrence Walsh, you've learned the secret to taking em all down.....

Go for the goal, keep focused, and all of us will keep tearing down the corrupt grifters....

A "grifter society" is not what america wants....we ain't no grifters.

7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Happy Birthday Mr. Fitzgerald!!!!!

Go out there and get Karl Rove, lets have a Great Birthday and then a Christmas party afterwards!!!!!

If anyone wants to know, I'll be going into the backroom and getting the wrapping.....

Don't forget handcuffs....
:)

5:02 AM  

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