GSA Lavish Las Vegas Conference (Page 3)
OCD_OCD: While we remain angry at each other and are pizzing in each other's ear because we disagree, the government is using this distraction to slip through legislation because we are working in crisis mode. Management by crisis never ends well.
southern77: President BARACK OBAMA was invited to address a major gathering of the American Indian Nation two weeks ago in upstate New York .
He spoke for almost an hour about his plans for increasing every Native American's present standard of living. He referred to his time as a U.S. Senator and how he had voted for every Native American issue that came to the floor of the Senate.
Although President Obama was vague about the details of his plans, he seemed most enthusiastic and spoke eloquently about his ideas for helping his "red sisters and brothers."
At the conclusion of his speech, the Tribes presented Obama with a plaque inscribed with his new Indian name,"Walking Eagle."
The proud President Obama accepted the plaque and then departed in his motorcade to a fundraiser, waving to the crowds.
A news reporter later asked the group of chiefs how they came to select the new name they had given to the President.
They explained that "Walking Eagle" is the name given to a bird so full of shit it can no longer fly.
It ain't so.
Actually, it's a recycled gag (and pretty funny, in my opinion) :
Claim: Native Americans dubbed John Kerry "Running Eagle"
Example [Collected on the Internet, 2004]
San Carlos, AZ
During a campaign tour of the Apache Nation Wednesday, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said he had a plan to increase every Native American's income by $40,000 a year. Senator Kerry refused repeated requests for details of his plan, however. He also told the Apaches that during his Senate career, he voted YES 9,637 times for every Indian issue ever introduced.
Before his departure, the Apache Tribe presented the Presidential candidate a plaque inscribed with his new Indian name, Running Eagle.
After Kerry left, tribal officials explained that Running Eagle is a bird so full of shit it can't fly.
Origins: We've been seeing this piece on the Internet since mid-June 2004. In a nutshell, it's a bit of humorous fiction - there was no tour of the Apache Nation, no promise of increasing every Native American's income by $40,000 a year, and not sly "Running Eagle" dig at the Democratic party's nominee for the presidency.
Etc. etc. etc.
Snopes also shows versions for George W. Bush, for Hillary Clinton, for Barack Obama, and a couple other variations.
southern77: i guess some are thinking... that could never happen and that pic is fake...
obama has issues