Weekend Round-Up: But I Wanted To Be Tawdry Edition
So despite a few queenie naysayers, it seemed like most of you enjoyed our “tawdry” times
at the Yeas & Neas party.
However, the fun will continue as I plan to celebrate my Native America ancestry on Columbus Day by drinking a lot and gambling. No, seriously, I’m going to New York City today and not sobering up until Tuesday. Yeah, and I’m hoping to play some poker in a couple NYC Card Rooms. What, I'm on the rolls, I can say it.
So I’m off to NYC to see some friends and party for ol’ Jake Barnes’ birthday over the holiday weekend. I should have lots of stories and photos (including one with me on Katie Couric’s lap) so you’ve got that going for you.
However, this also means that I will not be celebrating another friend’s birthday and all the VIP-licious fun that I know goes with rollin with the Holla Crew. VK: I will be there in drunken, drunken Indian sprirt…
Final thoughts stolen from Wikipedia: Ward Churchill (an associate professor of Native American Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a leader of the American Indian Movement), has argued that:
Very high on the list of those expressions of non-indigenous sensibility which contribute to the perpetuation of genocidal policies against Indians are the annual Columbus Day celebration, events in which it is baldly asserted that the process, events, and circumstances described above are, at best, either acceptable or unimportant. More often, the sentiments expressed by the participants are, quite frankly, that the fate of Native America embodied in Columbus and the Columbian legacy is a matter to be openly and enthusiastically applauded as an unrivaled "boon to all mankind." Undeniably, the situation of American Indians will not -- in fact cannot -- change for the better so long as such attitudes are deemed socially acceptable by the mainstream populace. Hence, such celebrations as Columbus Day must be stopped. (In "Bringing the Law Back Home.")
Have and great weekend and enjoy the weather tomorrow, suckers, I know I will!!