Parisian Family Office, CEO. Began Wall Street, 1982. Founded investment firm, CHIPPEWA PARTNERS, Native American Advisors. Active Trader. White Earth Chippewa Tribal member. Was NYSE/FINRA arb. Conservative, raised on Great Plains reservations. Pureblood, clot-shot free. In a world elevated on a dopamine binge, this is his take! Written from MT Ghost Ranch on the Yellowstone River, TN farm Pamelot or San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, CASA TULE'. Always been, will always be, an optimist.
Monday, November 30, 2009
On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone is zero. This big bull met his match over the last couple of years and this is how I found him last week. Walking up a steep incline which really doesn't reflect in the picture he looked much smaller when I first glanced at the horns. I found one of his "ivory" teeth and the carcass bones hadn't been scattered widely which is the case when bigger predators are munching on an animal. I wonder if it were a lion kill, old age, an arrow, a hunters bullet or a pack of coyotes that put him down. He was a majestic animal in his day and that bone still reflects the power and grace of bull elk.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wishing our friends and clients happiness in this season of gratitude.
Your loyalty to Chippewa Partners is much-appreciated and thank you for your trust in managing your serious retirement money.
I am taking a few days away with Hunter to replenish my spirit and will be back in the office on November 30th. Am headed to the sage and gumbo where these boys live.
The second Catholic man chirps, "My son is a Bishop. When he walks into a room people call him 'Your Grace'."
The third Catholic man says, "My son is a Cardinal. When he enters a room everyone says 'Your Eminence'."
The fourth Catholic man says, "My son is the Pope. When he walks into a room people call him 'Your Holiness'."
Since the lone Catholic woman was sipping her coffee in silence, the four men gave her a look and said, "Well....?"
She proudly replies, "I have a daughter, slim, tall, 38 Double D breasts, 24" waist, and 34" hips. When she walks into a room, people say, "Oh My God."
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Unemployment currently stands at 10.2%, the highest in a quarter-century. The stimulus failed and now even more people are out of work.
Rather than creating jobs, the $787 billion pork-filled spending bill has created more debt and more deficits that every American citizen has to pay for in the middle of a recession.
Implicitly acknowledging the failure of the stimulus, the Obama administration has now announced a "Jobs Summit" on December 3rd.
For an administration actively promoting the adoption of job killing health, energy, and labor legislation, holding a "Jobs Summit" is more theater while millions of Americans struggle to find work.
Consider the reco rd of the job killing politicians:
They promised us that the $787 billion stimulus would keep unemployment below 8%, but unemployment has been above 8% since February. They promised us the stimulus would "create immediate jobs," yet more than 4 million jobs have been "lost and dislocated" since President Obama signed it into law. Without reading it, they rammed through a 1,400-page energy tax in the House, which will cost each taxpayer thousands of dollars in higher energy costs and result in the loss of an estimated 1.1 million jobs per year. Without reading it, they passed a 2,000-page tax and control bill in the House and called it "health care reform", which will lead to $557 billion in higher taxes and a loss of millions of jobs. When faced with the failure to create jobs through the stimulus, they made up, yes made up, a new measurement of jobs "saved or created" that no economist takes seriously. As evidence of what they will do to deceive the public, they produced a "saved or created" report that invented congressional districts that do not exist as recipients of billions of taxpayer dollars and distorted job creation numbers by tens of thousands, all to prove that th e stimulus is working. David Obey (D-WI), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, even called this "outrageous" and described the mistakes as "ludicrous." This is the record of politicians who promise new jobs and then vote for job killing legislation, record deficits and excessive government control.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The cost of the health-care bill is a huge lie. It will cost America 3 or 4 times that amount. Harry Reid is probably the worst politician to sit in our Senate. What a sad day for America when our President says the cost will be born by cutting waste and fraud in current health care delivery and then they add another $850 billion of spending. The math doesn't work America. Good health is earned. There is a price to pay for it. It's not easy. It's not pills. It's work.
Keep the government out of health care and out of auto's. We will be a better country for it. Ask any IHOP franchisee what will happen to their business if this health care bill gets passed. Small business is dead with this health care bill.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The MSM is naturally having a field day with it. Funny how these lame birds can sit back and criticize a woman who is jack smack straight up.
She would make a better President blind-folded than the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
When America wakes up and faces the economic realities it may be too late.
China will be calling the shots. And the Putin gang won't be far behind.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
The signing on Armistice Day (in 1918) was the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, when World War I finally ended.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
My Dad, Douglas Parisian has been a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, V.F.W., for over 60 years now. Thank you Dad.
He referred to his career as a Senator, how he had signed 'YES' for every Indian issue that came to his desk for approval. Although President Obama was vague on the details of his plan, he seemed most enthusiastic about his future ideas for helping his 'red sisters and brothers'.
At the conclusion of his speech, the Tribes presented Obama with a plaque inscribed with his new Indian name - "Walking Eagle". The proud President then departed in his motorcade, waving to the crowds.
A news reporter later inquired of the group of chiefs of how they came to select the new name they had given to the President. They explained that "Walking Eagle" is the name given to a bird so full of shit it can no longer fly.
Monday, November 09, 2009
Sunday, November 08, 2009
New Beretta Shotgun -- $1,500
Air Fare to North Dakota -- $500
Waterfowl License -- $150
Duck Inn Lounge in Marion, ND burger -- unavailable, only frozen pizza
Standing in a North Dakota slough with your 13 year old son at your side trying to harvest one of the toughest birds on the North American continent - PRICELESS
Congratulations to the Milton High School 7th Grade Feeder program. Credit goes to a smart, motivated, hard-working, hard-nosed football team, their parents, grandparents, siblings, coaches, cheerleaders, the TEAM MOM, announcers, scoreboard operators, photographers, first aid staff, water "boys", spotters, all the doctors and chiropractors who have kept the bones intact, the chain gang and phenom cheering section.
What a day it was for football at Milton Stadium!
And a tip of the hat to the Hill Grove team that we defeated 14-6. They were a great football team with a great coaching staff. They ran an option offense that was as fun to watch as any I have ever seen. The march to the championship continues next Saturday. Come out and cheer these young Eagles to another victory!
Saturday, November 07, 2009
"Few have been more marginalized and ignored by Washington for as long as Native Americans, our first Americans," Obama said in opening the White House Tribal Nations Conference.
"I know what it means to feel ignored and forgotten, and what it means to struggle," he said. "So you will not be forgotten as long as I'm in this White House."
The administration invited representatives from the 564 federally recognized tribes to participate in the conference, the first White House meeting of its kind since 1994. Leaders from nearly 400 tribes attended. The event came as some American Indians are locked in a long-standing legal battle with the federal government over land royalties.
Obama said American Indians have a right to be suspicious of the government, recounting a history of broken promises and treaty violations. "You were told your lands, your religion, your cultures, your languages were not yours to keep," he said.
Obama said his administration has already helped Native Americans through the $787 billion stimulus package, which included $100 million for job creation within tribal communities, $500 million for the Indian Health Service, and nearly $500 million for various education, college and school construction programs.
The president told the tribal leaders he has made good on campaign promises to hold the summit and to give American Indians a voice in his administration. Among the Native Americans in key posts: Kimberly Teehee, a Cherokee, senior adviser for Indian issues, and Larry EchoHawk, assistant Interior secretary for Indian Affairs. EchoHawk is a member of the Pawnee tribe of Oklahoma.
Obama's efforts were received positively. "We respect you as a man of your word," said Jefferson Keel of the National Congress of American Indians.
The president signed an executive order requiring all Cabinet members to provide plans for consulting Indian tribes. He also pledged to consider Indian needs when moving forward on education and health care programs.
President Clinton issued a similar order about a decade ago, but Indian leaders said little was done to enforce it. They are more optimistic about Obama.
"It's truly a beginning," said Theresa Two Bulls, president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. "I feel in my heart, there's going to be many more meetings like this."
The pervasive mentality that somehow the United States Government will do something for Indian Country that will cure quickly the ills of Indian Country is a joke.
A complete farce.
Obama and his ilk won't cure the massive diabetes issue, the rampant suicides, the gang violence, the vast numbers of illegitimate children out of wedlock, the lack of a work ethic, and surely won't break the cycle of poverty, addiction, moral courage and the suffocating absence of opportunity in Native communities. Not a chance.
It's not hard to figure out. If you go to the National Archives where every treaty between the Indians and the United States Government is stored you can see clearly that every treaty has been violated by the same government that says it wants to "help" the Indians. It is nearly 2010 and this story is getting old.
The single largest disaster, bar none, in my lifetime to our nation if it passes.
America doesn't need health care, it needs walking shoes. Lots of them.
Go to work America and stop the hideous whining of what is "owed".
There is alot of good in North Dakota. Good in alot of ways.
Still, many Americans assume that the government has a real plan for fixing the economy. I doubt many in North Dakota feel and think the government can and will "fix" the economy.
You see, North Dakotans believe you can't fix stupid.
The "something for nothing" mentality that permeats so much of society and so many Indian reservations is becoming the norm.