Thursday, November 01, 2007

Gambling With The Choctaw Nation

Swimming Upstream:
Retrograde
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A blogging friend is going through some tough times. Without getting into too many details, lets just say that he was basically punished for having opinions and for expressing those opinions online.
Oh sure, they used the fact that he has had medical problems which took him away from his job a day here and a day there...(waiting in line at government run hospitals) they always find a "professional" reason for firing what they consider to be "an insubordinate", however if he had been on the left side of things... he would probably be known as a "whistle blower" and held up as a hero and champion of all things good. Instead he finds himself on the outside looking in for daring to criticize the once great and powerful Choctaw Nation. (I'm part Cherokee, so I can get away with saying that)

His reaction to losing his job and income? "When God closes one door, another is always waiting to be opened". Like most conservatives, he isn't a whiner or crybaby, he didn't go running to the local press, a lawyer or the ACLU, but instead accepts the personal responsibility for his actions, meets the challenges head on... with gusto and anticipation for what the future brings.

I encourage my conservative friends to go and visit The Local Malcontent Blog and offer a few kind words of support. This man cares about Native America and America as a whole, believes in individual responsibility and provides a great example for Native Americans (and the rest of us) to live by. Sure he makes mistakes, (he's a Cardinals and Redsox fan for gosh sakes) who doesn't make mistakes? (I'm a Rockies fan for gosh sakes) But he accepts the responsibility for his honest mistakes and looks forward not backward for the answers. (just kidding about the baseball part)

The Choctaw Nation would do well to have such men working on their behalf, elevating others, challenging the status quo, teaching individual responsibility... but I guess those values don't fit with "the gambling nation".

God bless the Local Malcontent, ...May your future be as bright as the morning sun that rises each day to find you seeking that future.

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4 Comments:

Blogger One Southern Belle said...

Amen, to that!

The Local Malcontnet follows in the footsteps of other great men who pledged, their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor fo the priviledge of freedom.

While I find it rather unfortunate he will have to search for new employment, I, for one, am relieved...tickled to death, in fact, that he will finally have shrugged that burden off.

Great entry, Red.

Way to have guts, Mal.

11:23 PM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

no doubt. It's their loss, not mal's.

I love his sense of humor and wit, bright guy... I'm fortunate to have gotten to know him.
-red

12:28 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

And what is wrong with being a Cardinals fan?

In all seriousness though, this sucks. :-(

9:18 PM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

Yeah it really does... mal is a genuinely good guy that just got caught up in things... that got out of hand... and was on the wrong side of the field... when the whistle blew.

My dad is a Cardinals fan too... he is the only person I know that can watch one game on tv and listen to another on the radio at the same time...and tell you everything that happened in both games, plus in another one he didn't even watch!

I have been to Busch Stadium and saw the Cards play once... but

I was always a Cincinnati Reds fan (hey red was a "reds" fan? lol) because they scouted me in HS and college (Rose St) and i used to get Christmas cards from them for several years after that...(no $$$ though).

But after moving to Colorado... and then getting the Rockies...well you know.

10:20 PM  

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