Saving Christopher Columbus

This week, the Seattle City Council decided that it was time to stop celebrating the legacy of Christopher Columbus. Despite the fact that every American who enjoys their life in this country owes the growth of the United States to those early voyages, it’s become politically incorrect to attribute any greatness to the man. Instead of Columbus Day, Seattle will now celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead. Doesn’t really roll off the tongue…

Well, if Seattle’s City Council is so desperate to recognize the plight of Native Americans, why not kick all their Euro-settlers out and start fresh? Invite Native Americans to take Seattle as theirs. After all, is this just a symbolic gesture or is there real sentiment behind it? Of course, we all know the answer to that one.

Seattle’s move is only the latest shot across the bow when it comes to redefining what Columbus means to modern America. For the last thirty years, there has been a concerted effort to tarnish the man who “discovered America.” The left wingers, unsatisfied with merely shedding some light on the man behind the myth, now want to erase him from the history books. But that kind of historical revisionism doesn’t change the facts. And a man who is still widely known 500 years after he lived is deserving of a little more respect. This liberal trope of feeling guilty about things that happened long before any of us were here is asinine.

It’s outrageous to judge Columbus by today’s social norms. These are the same people who think we should remove the Founding Fathers from our national consciousness because of their views on slavery. But one thing has nothing to do with the other. We can learn from these great explorers and pioneers without elevating them to the status of deities. I’m in agreement with the liberals in one respect: we need to stop “cherry-treeing” figures of American culture.

But we can’t hide from the reality of human civilization. It is a brutal tale, filled with war, conquered lands, and outright tragedy. Was the part Columbus played in America’s discovery morally defensible? The question is immaterial. Whether you approve of Columbus’s expeditions or not, they are extraordinarily important to the history of the world. And setting aside a day to recognize that fact does not mean we tacitly approve of everything that happened. It means we refuse to forget the history upon which this country was built.

The truth is that Columbus is neither a cultural folk hero nor an Italian devil. He was both a product of his time and a man outside of it. He pushed human exploration to new frontiers, without ever realizing the grandness of his discoveries. Yes, if you read his well-kept diary, he did terrible things by the standards of today. The same will be said in the future of things we think nothing of today. That’s how society evolves.

The key to a well-rounded understanding of history lies not in choosing to celebrate one group of people over another, but in accepting the full truth of what happened. That can be difficult to uncover beneath all the politicization, but we can only strive to do the best we can. Sure, let’s celebrate Native Americans. But let’s not pretend like changing the name of Columbus Day will change American history.

 

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  1. A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots!

    If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but

    not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might

    live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or

    to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might

    live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a

    check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not

    to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that

    was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from

    owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty

    F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a

    nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but

    not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make

    you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is

    run by idiots.

    If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a

    wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman

    in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head

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    is run by idiots.

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    nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

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    teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class

    in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation

    that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more

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    cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses

    but is run by idiots.

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    diligently sought, but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation

    that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

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    nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself

    makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a

    nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If the media panders to your openly socialist leader while the IRS targets groups with dissenting views— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If your government ‘cracks down’ on legal gun sales to law abiding citizens while secretly supplying illegal guns to Mexican drug cartels— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If your local government (Chicago) outlawed gun ownership for ‘the safety of its citizens’ and now boasts the worst murder rate in the country — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    What a country!

    How about we give God a reason to continue blessing America?

    This was borrowed from another blog, author unknown, please spread it far and wide!

    • Do NOT say “God bless America”

      Say :
      AMERICA BLESS GOD !

    • About the 10th Time I have read this almost exact post. how about some original thoughts.

      • He posts a good post there but you say you have seen it 10x where ive seen him post the exact same thing atleast 500 times.. I wasted about 30mins one day checking and seen he had posted it over 50x that week and i hadn’t finished searching that week entirely.

        Rare that he swaps anything or includes anything and i even asked him once a question to see if it was just a script posting it so often and he never replied. Bout 2 weeks later i seen where he finally posted something besides that copy/paste (that 50x in the same day was also the ONLY post`s he was making).
        Makes you wonder if he is just online dropping it to get upvotes rather then here to see/read/learn/teach get caught up on whats going on that`s new etc.
        Seems its not a script running it but he seems to have a knack for posting it in every blog he enters and sometimes 3-4x in the same blog lol

        Gets very very old reading the same thing, kinda like a broken record that you toss in the trash. And the last time i pointed out that he never posts anything else i was attacked on here by a mob lol..

        Kinda like when oblamo comes on tv speaking, People change the channel cause were sick of his bs.

        There IS a point where you have shared the exact same thing too much and for the better part of a year this has been spammed by him who knows how many times, probably well over 1000. If he was posting for new people to see it would be one thing, but Most of those that frequent these blogs read it 6months back or ignored him one.

    • This is about the 10th time I’ve read this almost exact post. Thank you,I can’t read it enough. Please keep it up! If others read it enough times it might sink in.

  2. Well there goes any trips I planned to Seattle I don’t feel comfortable in cities that choose to ignore history. What else do they hide and lie about?

  3. If what we did in North America was so bad. Why weren’t the indigenous peoples equally or more advanced than the Europeans that came here? If you feel so ashamed at what was done, then pack-up and go back to the land your ancestors left to come here.

    • Michael Dennewitz

      My ancestory is NATIVE CHEROKEE! Now what do you suggest bright boy?? And I’m more pissed off than most!!!

    • And too, if America is so BAD why do people keep sneaking in? Common logic dictates we would all be leaving as did some attempt to leave East Germany. Speaks well of America does’t it? Reminds me of the story of The Little Red Hen. That story has one meaning for Kindergarden children and another for conservative adults. Liberals still see it at the Kindergarden level.

  4. Joy Alyne Harbour

    Columbus DID NOT discover America ! There should NOT be a day named after him in America ….

  5. This is insane! First, the people the liberal wack-jobs refer to as “Native Americans” are no such thing. They are NOT indigenous to this continent. There is not a historian or anthropoloist that does not agree they emigrated from Asia over what is now the Bearing Straights when it was an isthmus, a land connection between North America and Asia. In fact, a significant number of historians and antrhopoogists have surmised that they are possibly a lost tribe of Israel.

    Since they are neither Indigenous nor “native”, what are these people. Well, for once, Canada has it 100% correct. Canadians refer to them as First Americans. They truly First Americans. As for being native to North America, they are no more native than anyone born in North America.

    The Seattle City Council proves that horses asses do outnumber horses.

    • And those historians and Anthropologists graduated from where Jerry Farwell’s Liberty University??

      • It is not even a question that they are not indigenous to North America. This is a fact, not a theory. Are you this ignorant of history? That is very sad.

        In Science & Tech Magazine, even more evidence, this scientific, proves my point. There are mountains of similiar evidence, historical data and anthropological evidence. This data cannot be refuted one bit.

        Native Americans actually came from a tiny mountain region in Siberia, DNA research reveals
        Tiny region in central Russia has DNA link to native Americans today
        Ancestors thought to have walked across ice 13,000 years ago
        Altai is ‘key place’, because central location means ancient peoples passed through
        By ROB WAUGH
        UPDATED: 18:21 EST, 26 January 2012

        Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2092258/Native-Americans-actually-came-tiny-mountain-region-Russia-DNA-research-reveals.html#ixzz3G3Mi7ZZn

        May I please ask of your evidence?

        • You’re right, on where the native Americans came from,but you’re not looking at the time line.The native Americans came over the Bering strait at least 15 thousand years ago. How long do you have to be here or anywhere to be called natives? The caves in Spain,where they found all those wall paintings, are only 30 thousand years old. Are those people who live in Spain now not natives? Columbus arrived 450 some years ago, seems like we have a slim claim on being native.

  6. IT’S RACIAL,PICKING ON THE ITALIANS AND SPANISH,YOU TRY CROSSING THE ATLANTIC IN A SMALL SHIP
    TO DISCOVER A NEW LAND,WELL WE CAN RENAME SEATTLE,PUMPKINVILLE USA,SO MUCH FOR MODERN
    THINKING,MARRIAGE IS STILL FOR A MAN AND WOMAN,MY OPINION IS ALL THAT COUNTS,BITE ME

    • Great post Marilyn, but it makes for hard reading upper case post….

    • You right your opinion is all that Counts..(For YOU). Any consideration of your opinion that expends Beyond your nose is interfering with everyone else’s Opinion.

    • Michael Dennewitz

      No it doesn’t Marilyn. Those who are slightly sight impaired appreciate big print sometimes.. And with what’s happening in this once great country, TO HELL WITH THE QUEERS. And they’re NOT gays. Gay meant happy back in the 90s – “gay 90s!” QUEER MEANS ODD AND ALL THESE FAGS ARE ODD!!! Y’ALL PUT THAT IN YOUR DAMNED PIPES AND SMOKE IT !!! :-))

      • Michael she seems so narrow minded that if she fell on a pin it would punch both her eyes out.
        Her language also shows she has little or no civility.

  7. I think that if Columbus discovered america how come the american Indians were already here. What he did was discover that people were already here before he arrived. Of course the fact that he killed so many of them seems in peoples minds as irrelevant. I’m not native american I’m Jewish. I lost family.

  8. Why do we have a Columbus Day??,when he came to decover America the Indians were standing on the beach waving at him,they were already here,so the holiday needs to be “We Were Already Here” day.

    • We could rename it, “Guilty Liberal Day!”

      • How about we have a Day that remembers all the Treaties the US Government broke with Native Americans thru the Years. Which would be pretty much ever treaty that was ever Signed.

        • A guilty liberal speaks! Donate your home to a homeless indian and relieve your guilt.

          • Not that it matters but I speak as one who has Cherokee Ancestors that were forced from their homes to Oklahoma Even thought they won the case in the Supreme Court that Should have allowed them to stay. Andrew Jackson and the Governor of Georgia ignored the order and marched them to Oklahoma

  9. I was born in the USA of American Citizen parents so I’m a Native American along with everyone else who was born of two parents who were also born in the USA. To me no child born in USA of a non-American mother is an American. DNA testing should be done to as far as possible eliminate switching of Mothers to circumvent the law. The Amendment XIV of the Constitution was added to to make American citizens of persons who had previously been slaves after Amendment XIII abolished slavery. So being born in the USA does not make one an American Citizen except when the mother is legally a US citizen. Congress needs to address this with appropriate action.

    • Good thing you don’t make the laws. Because ANY Child of an American Citizen is a Citizen It does not matter a Tinkers damn where they were born if one parent mother or father is a Citizen then so is the Child. THATS THE LAW. But I guess Switching mothers is as Big a problem as all that Voter Fraud that is going on. NOT

      • RR go back and carefully read again what I posted. Do not twist it or add anything of your own.
        I stand by what I posted. And by the way, wish I could write the law about this issue. Seems nobody in the Congress has the balls to get with the program and address it. Meanwhile we have foreigners sneaking in, laying their eggs and WE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS have to pay the bills. If George Soros, Bloomberg, Kennedy’s, Clintons, Rockefellers, celebrities in California and all other liberal are so interested in the welfare of illegals I suggest they invite the illegals to their compounds and house and feed them there. Leave us standard taxpayers out of the equation.
        Now go re-read my post. Thanks for your contribution.

  10. Democrats and the actions of being politically correct all should be removed from American society. The insanity of these people.

    • And how sane is it to push an economic Plan that has been a Proven Failure. How sane is it to fight against a minimum wage increase when you can go back and study economic Treads over and over and see that each time there is an increase the all Sectors of the Economy improve? You think those that get the raise are going to stash it off shore in some Tax Haven Bank account. No they are going to spend it with all sorts of Business. Is a Small business owner that pays more then Minimum wage already its time for the Wal-Marts and McDonalds of the world to start paying their people enough to get them off of Snap and Welfare. Something the rest of us are paying for instead of the Companies.

      • You REALLY believe the dog poop you Spew in these blogs ?????
        L O S E R !!!

        • Ah Mac Boy you are so wrong about me being a loser. I would bet ANYTHING that I make more money in 1 day than you make in OVER a month. So you see young man….far from a loser. I have the time to ‘spew’ any time I want while you youngster labor at some meager job. Actually, you probably don’t work…….do you?!

          • worldwatchman check it again. Mac Boy addressed Rick Rogers, NOT YOU!

          • THANKS, marsh mil ……
            Hey! – Worldwatch —– I WANT Fries with that!!……
            BTW, i work in Motion Picture Production (SAG) ..make More in a DAY than You in a Month
            17 Years at DISNEY……….

          • Best to you. Being you are in the movie industry thought I might touch base on two insignificant items. I have an autograph by Cecil B. DeMille—real signature, not a print.
            Also read a short biography of Stephen Spielberg. Oddly enough as teenagers we did almost exactly the same thing. Set up our “movie theaters” and invited kids to come watch films. I also even made some 8mm films and loved it. Carefully watched technical things when viewing “Hollywood” films. Spielberg had access to facilities and equipment as he matured. I’ve had hundreds of ideas for making films. Most of today’s productions are low grade appealing mostly to teenagers. DeMille and Spielberg are two of my most admired producers/directors. Take care. Ars Gratia Artis from MGM 🙂

          • KUDOS! – I have CB’s Autograph on a pic when my Grandfather did his footprints at Grauman’s …. FYI – offered $3 big ones,,, (not for sale) – hold on to it!!

            as for WorldWatchman – “YOU’LL NEVER WORK IN THIS TOWN AGAIN!”

          • What do you mean by -offered $3 big ones,,,(not for sale) ? …does not fit context. ???
            Thanks.

          • Pray tell, what is “(SAG)”?

        • The fact you don’t understand simple Economics based on Historical Data pretty much proves your unarmed in this discussion and I never engage in a battle of wits with someone that is unarmed.

          • What data please reference or don’t say historical data as if you know of any.

          • Iam so Pleased. here is the thing for the last 3 months I have been doing Research for every person on here that wants to prove a fact they can find out with a computer and a Search Engine. Economic Growth increases after a Minimum wage increase especially when you have a Wage that has not been adjusted for Inflation. you can find the information on just about website that tracks Economic information. So feel free to check You would not believe me unless you found it yourself anyway and am a little tired of the people on here that say I make stuff up even when I give them the links so they can look themselves. What your asking for is a Project that just about every College Economic Student has to write as part of their education.

      • I agree 100% but, with one exception. You have choices when and where you work. If you work at Wal-Mart or McDonalds good but, give an all out effort to find a better job. The rest of what you wrote I agree with..

        • Here is the thing WorldWatchman.. I have a friend that is a District Manager for a McDonalds Franchise Chain. He was telling about 3 weeks ago that most of the people he is getting applications for Aren’t the high school Dropouts. They are people that are either going to College and trying to work their way thru , They are Single mom’s that are limited in what jobs they can take because in some cases this would be a 2nd or 3rd job (nothing lazy about them), or they are people that were laid off from a job and can’t find anything comparable because even though they have been looking. So the image of the Teenager working for pocket money is not really valid anymore. Its not something a lot of people would disagree with but if you work 40 hours a week at any job you should not be someone that needs SNAP or Welfare. One other thing I don’t know if you have ever worked at a McDonalds but after 8 hours there behind the Counter moving all the Time (their unofficial Moto by the way is if you have time to lean you have time to clean) your pretty tired.

          • I do understand but, I firmly believe that these jobs must be considered temporary. It’s your mindset that has to be turned on. Yes, a million years ago I did work at a fast food place but, from the day I walked in and applied I made it a point to use the job just as a stepping stone to something better. If you want to make a career out of a job at one of these places then you have to let it be known. And, if it’s just temporary then do what it takes to make a living all the while searching for something you want to do. To work someplace all the while bitching about it seems a little ridiculous because at least you’re working. I have lived my life with this motto. If you do what you like then you’ll like what you do. THAT’S exactly what I did. I grumbled to only to myself while working a job I didn’t like while I looked for a job I wanted. Once I got the job I soaked up all that I could learn
            and then I started my own business which eventually branched out to many businesses. Today, I no longer have to work. I have someone else do it for me and I make more in 1 day than most make in a month BUT, I first started out at that fast food place and didn’t make excuses. If I didn’t want the job, I wouldn’t have taken it and would have kept looking until most likely at the time I would have taken another fast food job. Do you follow what I mean? Work is work and complaining about it is ridiculous. At least you have the job and no you’re not making a CEO’s salary but at least it’s work.

      • You are wrong minimum wage increases keep poor in the same lowly job, raises prices for all, hurts those on fixed incomes, puts small businesses out of business and layoffs of low wage earners will happen. Rick is wrong

        • Forbes, Money, The congressional Budget office, And a few Noble prize winning economist all say That you are in fact wrong. The information is out there anyone with a computer and a Internet Browser can find it. Just check the Dates of Min Wage increases and then look at Reported Economic Growth from a time about a couple months after the increase. Your argument is one that has been used over and over but there is not proof that it keeps anyone locked in a job. What it does is gives those in those jobs more of a chance to make ends meet. It also puts money thru Sales into the hands of Business.. For Example That increase in the minimum Wage Employee has more money to spend at the Grocery store. That Grocery store has more sales which means Profit that they used to buy produce from the Farmer who then has Profit to pay for his Needs.. Forget Trickle down that’s a dead horse its time for some TRICKLE UP.

        • Rick has nothing to do with it. So we have to also promote people to higher “positions” too? How do we do that? …make a hamburger flipper into a Vice President? …or the recently photographed ice cream machine licker to Regional Supervisor for tasting ice
          cream? We need to keep government out of private business…unless we opt for socialism /communism where nobody at work gives a damn about anything because the paycheck comes through regardless.

      • Michael Dennewitz

        Damned well said Rick!!

      • I checked out the numbers. At McDonalds a hamburger for $3,50 and a soft drink for $1.69 will coast around $1.47 more after 7% sales tax added if min. wage goes up to $15 an hour. BUT,
        there’s a snake in the pit. GUESS WHAT! When other merchants find out min. wage just went up to $15 an hour THEY WILL HIKE THEIR RETAIL PRICES by about the same percentage since there’s MORE MONEY floating around. When I was on active duty military whenever we got a five percent raise on October first the prices of everything in town jumped up five percent. Recall what John Kennedy said: “A rising tide lifts all boas.” So where did the pay raise go? ….into somebody else’s pocket. Ha. The only way to get an effective, significant pay raise is to get more money in your paycheck WHEN NOBODY ELSE KNOWS ABOUT IT.

      • Increases in wages (I am talking about all wages across the board) that are give no no reason, except to give workers more money, is what causes inflation. It just stays proportional to the contribution you are making to the business. In the 1950s you could get a glass of coke at the soda fountain for $0.05. Now at McDonalds it is about $1.30. If increases are given, they should be rewards for contributing something that raises the bottom line. If you want more money, work hard and improve yourself to raise your worth.

        • This is why there is a hole in your Theory.. The CEO’s of the Company have Not “worked any Harder” for their increases then the people on the Front lines do. In fact just watch one “undercover Boss” and you see most of the CEO’s have problems doing the job they are paying people min. Wage for. Company profits have increase for All companies since the last time there was a Wage Increase. The CEO of McDonalds Pay Tripled Last year and it did not cause McDonald’s to Layoff people or Raise Prices. IT takes about 4 months for an average McDonald’s Employee to make what the CEO makes in an hour. I guess the TRICKLE DOWN just takes Longer for some workers Right?

  11. I grew up in Oklahoma and went to school from day one with American Indians. We were all poor, got along, and were thankful our parents survived the depression and World War ll. Unfortunately, homo sapiens are the same now as they were 120,000 years ago, mostly no damn good. And that includes the noble American Indians; go read about the way they killed, butchered, and enslaved each other before the white man came to America. It was a normal way of life to weed out the weak and find strong chiefs to lead them. Sad, but true.

  12. Who wrote this trash ? Columbus was a murdering , thieving , rapist . He stole Central American gold and killed thousands . Columbus Day should be scrubbed from out calender . With all that this country has to celebrate why do they honor this European trash ?

  13. Anybody with half a brain and a little historical information knows that Columbus definately did not “discover” anything except a couple of Carib islands [maybe?]. America had been ‘found’ many trimes before by many races. Columbus Day is as phony as a three dollar bill, but hey we need some history even if it is myth.

  14. Seattle, Portland have all become havens for LIBERALS, GREENIES and other assorted left lunitics who are awash and drink their own bathwater and clearly demonstrate that LIBERALISM is a MENTAL DISEASE…so what would you expect from these leftists….Logic?….Maintain Traditional?……..HECK NO!!!!

    • Wow Anthony thank you for proving the point.. You see those Havens have one of the best Economies in the Country so thank you for Showing why they do. Liberal ideas, Green Ideas.. Great Job keep up the good work

      • Did you know, if you turn off your ObamaPhone, and quit drinking
        the Kool-Aid, your headaches will stop – and the “voices” will go away?

        • Mac Boy we normally go at it pretty heated but I would like to do away with the normal Sniping because I just read something and after checking it found it was True. This should be Right up the Alley of anyone that believes a man has the right to protect is Family and his home from Harm. https://www.change.org/p/gov-rick-scott-grant-clemency-to-lee-wollard?utm_source=action_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=159004&alert_id=aeQiIdKEQD_SpPLmNPAXvYzuoQ9YHOxLq5br%2B0QZa9hosyRG2Emd5g%3D
          This family needs help from everyone who thinks a Man has the right to protect himself. This is not a Left vs Right thing but something everyone should be able to agree with. Sign the petition before a Family is Destroyed and a man will be wrongfully stuck in jail till he is 73. I man fires a warning how at an intruder in his home that does not come close to hitting the Intruder but he is still charged and is sentence to a Mandatory 20 years. If things like this don’t get changed then it could happen to anyone that is trying to protect themselves.

          • And recall nowadays the perpetrator is the VICTIM and the genuine victim is the PERPETRATOR. This is reverse think invented by liberal minds. If you try to protect yourself you’re in the wrong. If you try to rob someone or burglarize a place and get shot or injured then you are a victim of malicious activity. I call it stinkinthinkin. Somebody told me RevRUND Jesse Jackson invented this thinking. It’s a new concept called: Victimology.

          • Done & Done Rick –

          • Thank you Mac Boy

      • Prove it……they are overregulated, overtaxed and overgoverned…..

        • Well Lets see. Unemployment Rate is 4%, No City income tax, median household income is $63,470. Home of Starbucks, Microsoft, Amazon, Zymo Genetics, Cray Inc, Vulcan Inc. Sharebuilder, Trident Seafoods, Video game Companies PopCap and Big Fish Games, Safeco Insurance, Synapse Product Development, Classmates.com, Groupon, Vigor Shipyards, RealNetworks, Rhapsody, Nintendo of America, Eddie Bauer, Costco, Clearwire, Coinstar, T-Mobile, Weyerhaeuser, Wizards of the Coast. Bestplaces.net Ranked Seattle #1 on least Stressful Citites to live in. #2 on Best Cities for Seniors, #4 for Healthiest Cities, #8 for best cities for Foodies, #8 for Fiscally Fit Cities, #10 for Most Secure Places to Live in US, #10 for Best cities for Teleworking. You want to know more.. Try Bing and type in Seattle Rankings.

          • Oh it’s you again the internet liberal interloper….You’re a LIBERAL DICK….…Ha, Ha, Ha, ….Who told you all that!!!……LMAO…….Yea I can go thru the phone book in Denver Colorado and pick a thousand companies and they also have the lowest unemployment and the state is liberal……what is your point?….You liberals think you can ride the shirttails of successful companies who are CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICATIONS. Why? Then stand there and claim the reason for their success and wh there are companies around them who are also successful is YOU. This is the problem of the liberal. You want to claim someone else’s success. You are a LEECH. These companies whole thinking and philosophy revolves around hard work and sacrifice something the liberals hate, they liberals want to be handled form cradle to grave.

            These companies are in areas and states not for their politics but out of their own success, which brings up my shirttail comment. When these companies are successful the politicians especially the liberals come out in droves to join in on the company’s success at ribbon cutting and expansion for jobs and spew out all kinds of lies that it was their doing. The liberal is arrogant another problem with the liberal…..The company goes along with it because they tolerate the stupid liberal but the liberal doesn’t even know pineapples from pipe when it comes to how these corporations got to be a success in their own right…..NO…liberals are the leeches of society, they dodge they weave and scheme their way all the time waiving their self-righteous flag….So fatso you hump you mother leg and quit humping everyone else’s on this fine website…you are like that little dog that keeps humping your leg at a dinner party…..

  15. Columbus never stepped foot on American Soil! No need for a holiday!

  16. “”REMEMBER in NOVEMBER””

    NO DEMS!
    NO RINO’s !!
    and…NO Pantsuits !!!

    and— in California –
    To SAVE WATER,

    “If it’s BROWN..
    Flush Him Down !”

  17. Columbus was a man whose courage and determination which led to the discovery of a whole new world makes him worth remembering and admiring. He most certainly deserves a special day named in his honor. What did these “indigenous peoples” accomplish that can begin to match Columbus’ accomplishment?

  18. Now that is one very thoughtful and highly appreciated column!

  19. I’m of Cherokee descent (Paternal Great grandmother) and as such I’m disgusted by that ruling!! There are way too many other days in the year to declare “Indigenous Peoples Day”, why do we have to take away from a courageous explorer and his crew like that!! It’s so repulsive I can’t even think of enough strong words to so vehemently expound my true feelings against these morons that are disgracing and dishonoring our “indigenous heritage”!!!

  20. Columbus was about #50 of the people that “discovered America.” It was all the people who came after him that made things happen.

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  21. I’d be careful who you piss off. The Italians have a history of getting even.

  22. Well, I understand and support the article. However, Columbus was not the first to reach America. The Vikings were here 500 years before Columbus. Also, Columbus was not searching to ‘discover’ America. He was trying to find the West Indies. Hence, Native Americans were named , INDIAns. I am not belittling the fact that Columbus reached this continent. I feel all this mumbo jumbo about political correctness is a bunch of bohunk bull dung. Why should anyone care what others think? It is what it is. Worrying about what others think clouds reasonable, rational, thinking and decision making solutions.We can’t please and appease everyone and that’s all there is to it. We cannot undo yesterday. There ain’t a whole lot we can do about tomorrow. The past is what it is. Tomorrow will be what it will be, by decisions we make today.

  23. Ring Ring…….Hello, this is ET……..Hi Ma, I’m fine. I’m calling because I want to come back home. These people here are crazy. There’s to many fruit cake Liberals on this planet.

  24. Can we have a Mesoamerican human sacrifice day?

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