Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Whoops! I'm Not An Indian

In 1936, The Three Stooges appeared in a short entitled "Whoops! I'm an Indian!" 
The Plot (from Wikipedia)

"The Stooges are crooked gamblers in the Old Western town of Lobo City. Eventually, they are caught cheating the residents (including a tough woodcutter named Pierre) of a frontier town. They are discovered and must escape into the woods. To elude the sheriff, the Stooges hunt, fish, and disguise themselves as Indians.
However, things start to go wrong when Pierre takes a liking to Curly, who is disguised as an Indian squaw. The two soon get married. A few minutes later, Curly's wig slips off and the trio has to make another run for it. They find what they believe to be a safe place to hide, only to find that they lock themselves right into the Lobo City Jail."

In Massachusetts, we have a candidate running for election for the United States Senate that is claiming to be 1/32 Cherokee. The problem with this is she has nothing but family lore to make this claim:

She has also used this status to claim herself as a minority at both the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University:

Defining diversity at Harvard Law

She was also touted as "Harvard Law School's first woman of color" in a 1997 Fordham University Law Review:

Fordham piece called Warren Harvard Law's 'first woman of color'

Elizabeth Warren is a fraud.

Now that is has been proven that Ms. Warren is not Native American, Oklahoma Cherokees are calling for her to tell the truth:

Are we supposed to believe an elite lawyer knows nothing about the burden of proof? According to, the burden of proof is the responsibility of producing sufficient evidence in support of a fact or issue and favorably persuading the trier of fact. Well, Ms. Warren, you should know that you are not doing a very good job of supporting your claim or persuading anyone to believe what you say. This is starting to make us question your ability as a legal mind! And that makes us question whether you really got your job at Harvard on your own merits or whether you climbed on the backs of the Cherokee people in order to further your career.
So, Ms. Warren, you see, it is not just your opponent who has questions. We Cherokees have questions too and those questions have yet to be answered by you. You see, for us Cherokees, this is not political. This is about the truth. 

Read more:

The author is the real deal and is really pissed at the Professor.
As the blogger, Twila Barnes points out, she is supposed to be an elite lawyer as well, here's to her credibility in that field going down the drain too.

A little anecdote from my childhood that is similar (except for the part where I claim to be something I'm not)
My grandfather was born in Sicily (Yes, this has been researched and documented) and he used to tell us that he had royal Spanish blood in his veins. None of us ever took it serious, but nonetheless, that's what he used to tell us. I guess I could, in Elizabeth Warren's world, lay claim to some castle in Spain. Based on her logic, that would seem fair.

Let's hope that this letter is the dagger that destroys this fraud's political career.

Mike O.

Update: Here is a link to an interview on WRKO radio in Boston with talkshow host Howie Carr interviewing Twyla Barnes, the author of the letter to Elizabeth Warren:

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