Mr. Goon complained the other day in a private email that I seem to be slow blogging lately. True.
Reason being I’m formatting, proofreading and indexing my next book, for the second time (don’t ask), a 336-page history of my great grandfather’s 13th Mississippi Volunteer Infantry Regiment—mostly taken from my blog about it but with some new material. Trying to get it done and for sale at Amazon before Halloween.
Meanwhile, I’ll mention a recent post I read at Althouse, a favorite blog, on the American Indians complaining about the Cleveland Indians name and logo, not to mention the Washington Redskins. Commenters there (so many of them, whew) caught my interest, as usual.
One: The “Redskins should keep their nickname…but change their logo to a [new] potato.” Ha. No offense to Redskins QB RGIII, a fav of Baylor fans and other Texans who watch football.
Another: “I accept the Fighting Irish and the drunken Leprechaun logo, so I am free to tell (the Indians) to piss off.”
Best: “Truly, it seems like half the people in this country spend all day looking for some way to be a victim.”
My own take: Given all the immigrant Indians from India (and the relative paucity of American Indians) the Cleveland Indians ought to keep their name but change their logo to Lord Shiva, the Destroyer. Much more relevant nowadays.
Is that racist? Tough.