Friday, July 13, 2007

The Chief Speaks

This is what happens when you tell your funniest joke, and the gulls don't get it.

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(I have asked our ailing Raggedy for a health update. Will transmit it here, if and when. Hang in there.)

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The old Chief sat in his hut on the reservation, smoking the ceremonial pipe, and eyeing the U.S. government officials sent to interview him.

"Chief Two Eagles," one official began. "You have observed the white man for 90 years. You have observed his wars and his material wealth. You have seen his progress and the damage he has done."

The Chief nodded, reflecting that this was so.

The official continued, "Considering all these events, in your opinion, where did the white man go wrong?"

The Chief stared at the officials for over a minute, and then calmly replied, "When white man found the land, Indians were running it. There were no taxes, no debt, plenty buffalo, plenty beaver, women did all the work,. medicine man came free, Indian man spent all day hunting and fishing, and all night made love to his woman."

Then the Chief leaned back and smiled. "White man dumb enough to think he could improve a system like that."

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Support bacteria. It's the only culture some people have.

10 Comments:

Blogger kenju said...

I know that's you, Hoss.

July 13, 2007 9:37 PM  
Blogger Skunkfeathers said...

The Chief speak wisely ;)

Raggedy get to feelin' better!

July 14, 2007 4:21 AM  
Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said...

Sending Raggedy super get-well quick wishes.
Hope you are getting there, Raggedy ... we miss you.
Take care, Meow

July 14, 2007 9:04 PM  
Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said...

Oh, that's not to say we don't appreciate your fill in, guest writers ... they are great, too.

July 14, 2007 9:05 PM  
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

Chief Two Eagles just may have a point! I hope you are doing well Raggedy? ~ jb///

July 16, 2007 3:03 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Brilliant photo.

July 16, 2007 3:32 PM  
Blogger Leann said...

an cowboy and his Indian friend went on a vacation.they stopped in a town to spend the night.
the Indian had never been i n a town to stay.so all things were new to him.
in the night the cowboy got sick and asked the Indian friend to go get him some water.so the Indian went to get it.and came back and gave it to the cowboy.
soon the cowboy was thirsty again.and asked the Indian to get more water.
this time it took a very long time for the Indian to return to the room.
the cowboy said what the heck took you so dang long?
the Indian said "white man sittom on well.....
moral of the story "not all water is sweet water.."

tell raggedy I said to get well soon.we miss her.

and hay your jokes are cool.the picture of the gulls and pelicans is cool.
((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))

July 16, 2007 3:52 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

I'm a well cultured woman!

Cute joke.

Raggedy: I want you to know I haven't forgotten about you. The most important thing is that you get well, and then join us all back in Blogland when you are able. I hope you are getting lots of love and hugs and care from your family. Here are some hugs from me:

XXXXXXXXXXXX

July 16, 2007 4:15 PM  
Blogger Walker said...

LOL i have heard this one a couple of times and I still laugh.

I hope Raggedy gets to be herself soon @-;--

July 16, 2007 9:03 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Checking in on you, kiddo.

July 17, 2007 2:27 PM  

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