Debbie Schlussel is one of the many blonde, conservative Ann Coulter wannabes. She even has her own fan club. She stands out from all the other Coulter clones by being a genius, as she will be the first to point out. Her official web site biography says, "A long-time member of Mensa, the high IQ society, Schlussel was a National Merit Scholar Finalist." Saddly, a high IQ doesn't necessarily guarantee that a person is knowledgeable or smart (or a good typist, as I illustrate).
Yesterday, Debbi had this to say on the fascinating topic of earwax*:
Today's New York Times details a Japanese scientific on earwax and body odor in Asians vs. Europeans and Africans. There is actually an "earwax gene" in DNA that determines this.
But the paper glosses over the most important finding. The study found that Europeans and Africans tend to have wet ear wax, sweat more, and have more under arm body odor than Asians, who have dry ear wax and don't sweat much. But the study also found that "Native" Americans have dry ear wax and body odor similar to Asians, proving they migrated here from Asia.
So whom did THEY steal the land from? Somebody else, obviously. Yet, no "Dances With Wolves" and "Into the West" from Hollywood about that.
That "somebody else" was a race of gentle and wise, mammoth-herding Atlanteans. I've dramatized their tragic decline in the face maize-planting invaders in my, as yet unsold, screenplay "Little Big Mammoth." Since Debbie's a genius, I'm sure she'll want to invest in my project.
Or maybe not. Debbi doesn't like people talking back to her. She points out several times that she will delete comments and ban anyone who insults her. Thos critical comments she allows to stay, get answered with screaming all caps ranting. When a reader named Clompo commented:
Wow! You mean Native Americans didn't just spontaneously appear in America? Who would've thought? Oh that's right - everyone.
She annotated his comment with:
NO KIDDING, CLOMPO. THANKS FOR THE TIP FROM YOU AND ALL THE OTHER LIBERALS LEAVING DUMB, INSULTING MESSAGES. I'M WELL AWARE. I'M SAYING THIS IS YET MORE PROOF, AS DOES THE ARTICLE IF YOU BOTHERED TO READ. HOW DO YOU KNOW INDIANS WERE THE FIRST HERE? YOU DO NOT. AND IF THEY WERE, SO WHAT--THEY CAME HERE FROM ELSEWHERE, TOO. IT WASN'T THEIR LAND TO BEGIN WITH.
When reader nicholasedward, tried to donate a little more information
If memory serves me right, Asians and native Americans also share "shovel shaped" incisors, (a trait expressed in the hominid homo erectus) but does not show up in European or African populations. Scientific Evidence suggests people migrated to North America between 25,000 to 30,000 years ago. At that time, no other homo sapiens, or even hominoids for that matter (except MAYBE gigantopithecus) had crossed the Bering straits to North America. Essentially, they were the first people to get here and continued to live here for thousands and thousands of years until we finally showed up.
So you ask "whom did THEY steal the land from?" They didn't steal it from anyone, do a little bit of research next time you write an article concerning anthropology, it would've taken you about 5 minutes on google.
He was treated to:
FOR THE UMPTEENTH TIME, I DIDN'T SAY THEY STOLE IT FROM ANYONE. HELLO, LIBERALS . . . . IT WAS A RHETORICAL QUESTION. THE POINT IS THAT WE DO NOT KNOW WHETHER OR NOT THEY WERE THE FIRST PEOPLE HERE, BUT EVEN IF THEY WERE, THAT DOESN'T MEAN THE LAND WAS THEIRS. IT MEANS THEY TOOK IT. I DON'T NEED TO DO RESEARCH/GOOGLE. I KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT. BUT YOU NEED TO RE-TAKE "READING COMPREHENSION." DITTO FOR THE REST OF THE LIBERALS. AT LEAST, YOU DID NOT TAKE TO INSULTS, OR YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN BANNED LIKE THEY WERE.
When two readers tried to point out that all caps is the equivalent of yelling at the top of your voice on the internet, they each received:
ACTUALLY, GENIUS, I RESPOND TO ALL COMMENTS IN CAPITALS THROUGHOUT THIS SITE TO DIFFERENTIATE MY RESPONSE FROM THE COMMENT TEXT. GOT A PROBLEM WITH THAT? NO-ONE IS FORCING YOU AT GUN-POINT TO READ THIS SITE.
Finally, frustrated by the rudeness of some people, Debbie added a well-mannered forward to her post.
***To all the liberal idiots who've left dumb, insulting comments on this entry (and if you insult me, you're comments will be deleted), as directed by similarly intellectually-challenged lefty websites, I'm well aware Indians came here over the Bering Strait, which you'd realize if you actually bothered to read what I wrote below in this entry. I simply quoted the NYTimes that this was yet more proof. Yet, there is no proof they were the first here. And even if they were, this is yet more proof that they originated in ASIA. Hello? . . . This is yet more evidence that we did NOT steal THEIR land. It means it was not THEIRS to begin with.***
Debbie seems to have some issues about historical land ownership. It's not clear whether she has a special interest in disproving American Indian claims, or if her land issues have a more generalized theme. It might be interesting to explore this issue, but she never explains what qualifies as ownership in her view, so for now, we don't have much to work with.
It's a shame that Debbie only bothers to respond to people who she thinks are insulting her, because there are some fairly interesting comments following this post. For example, while Debbie rants at nicholasedward over the land stealing question, she completely misses his reference to Gigantopithecus possibly migrating to the new world. Gigantopithecus is an extinct species of very large ape. Its fossils have been found in Southeast Asia. It is believed to have been related to orangutans. So what's this about it migrating to North America? Gigantopithecus is a favorite of cryptozoologists who believe that it is the same animal as the Bigfoot or Yeti. Debbi had far better possibilities for a comeback than her lame "reading comprehension" line and let it pass her by.
Later on, Stu says:
Actually, by this rationale, we can kick anyone we want out of the entire earth, except maybe The Indus River, the Yellow River, and the area between the Tigris and Euphrates. Since these areas are where mankind came from, they're the only ones that anyone really OWNS. Everyone else is just squatting and can be kicked out by another group who will squat there for awhile.
Debbie doesn't even bother to shout at Stu, even though he apparently thinks the human race originated simultaneously in three different places. His three places of human origin are, of course, three of the eight or so places where certain types of settled agriculture may have developed independently, but they have no significance at all to human biological evolution.
Poor Debbie. If she wasn't so touchy about anyone casting aspersions on her Mensa membership, she might have some fun jousting with her commenters. As is, she's just another angry, conservative blonde, lost in the chorus and trying to be noticed.
* Actually, I do find this kind of study fascinating, but I'm not exactly normal, you know.