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Friday, March 5, 2010
What's Sauce For the Goose...
I don't profess to be an expert on the Armenian genocide issue. However, I've paid attention to the issue when it's been broached in the news over the years. So after a resolution passed yesterday by a US Congressional committee requiring the president to use the term "Armenian genocide" to refer to the mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during and immediately after WWI, I ask: when will the Congress pass a similar resolution recognizing the US genocide against Native Americans? An apology to native peoples was recently passed in the 2010 defense appropriations bill (!), but it's buried deep within the bill and doesn't require the president or any other elected official to actually make a verbal statement. Of course, hell will freeze over before the genocide is officially recognized, because this would be the opening needed for natives to get their due via lawsuits.
I was born in the back seat of a Greyhound bus, rollin' down Hiway 41.
But really, I grew up in Cedarburg, WI, middle/working class. Have had an assortment of careers: Shipping/receiving/forklift driver, Punch-press set up & operator, computer programmer, insurance sales (wow did that suck), bookseller.
I have two great children, both living in Portland, Oregon. I'm married to the beautiful & vivacious Jill. Have lived in Bay View (Milwaukee) for 9 years. Now working (as of September 2013) for Downtown Books in Milwaukee (http://www.downtownbooksonline.com/).