[Ads-l] Injia

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Fri Dec 16 18:30:01 EST 2016


Hah -- I now  see he is Columbus.  The first reference was "Blame it on that
dead, white, male, European bigot from Italy, working for Spanish
imperialists, who couldn't even manage to get his plague ships near Inja."

The "connection" with Injia is that Columbus was looking for but failed to find it.

Joel

      From: Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET>
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For the ignorant, who is "that dead, white, male, European bigot
from Italy"?  Not Kipling, I assume.

Joel


      From: W Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM>
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 Sent: Friday, December 16, 2016 12:11 AM
 Subject: Re: [ADS-L] Injia
  
WG wrote: CD wrote: WB wrote: << that dead, white, male, European bigot
from Italy >>
WB writes:  Hold yuh hosses, theah, podnuh! CD got tangled up in the
thread. So, less snot implicate the kid with the tortures of Torquemada or
them Injuns off the reservation in Inja, unless'n he's a-hankerin' to! Eh?

On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 5:06 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 8:29 AM, Charles C Doyle <cdoyle at uga.edu> wrote:
>
> > that dead, white, male, European bigot from Italy
> >
>
> Was just trying to make a buck, W. You can't blame a man for trying! And he
> was probably bigoted - in the modern sense - only against Jews. Since that
> bigotry is one of the cornerstones of Western civilization, taking him to
> task for that would be hypocritical in the extreme.
>
>
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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