Thanks to the heightened awareness of such things by the ever-vigilant and always fair NCAA, it's easier for the untrained eye to spot hostile abuse such as that perpetuated near this highway which runs through Bismarck. Who would have suspected that right here, under our very noses, such an act of abusive hostility would be committed?
Here's a closer look at the offending sign. Notice how smugly it portrays the highway number 1804, for the year the hostile and abusive Europeans came through this land on their voyage of destruction, contained within the shape of a Native American wearing a ceremonial headdress. I mean, they might as well have posted a cartoon of Mohammed and a DaVinci Code poster on this sign!
They did, however, put the cherry on top by portraying those hostile, abusive European imperialists on the sign below the 1804. Notice the absence of Sakakawea (or Sacajawea, or Sagagawea, or Sacagawea...heck, they change the pronunciation every time the white people finally learn it) on this sign, despite her important contribution to their journey as a guide.
So, the next time you want to take that scenic jaunt along the river between Bismarck and Washburn, or head down to the sandbox that used to be Beaver Bay before the Army Corps of Engineers laid waste to it, make sure you look away from these hostile, abusive signs along the way. Perhaps we can get the roads banned from the postseason.
If you're new to the 'blog, I don't hold a prejudice against the indigenous peoples of North Dakota, in fact the opposite is very true. I do, however, think the whole UND Fighting Sioux controversy is ridiculous and am merely illustrating what happens when you take their argument to its bitter end. Oh, and the DaVinci Code is blasphemy. But you don't see Christians out firebombing embassies or anything.
(This post originally appeared May 18th, 2006. To share via Facebook or other means, use the button below.)
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