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Brutal: Boston Globe Takes Tomahawk to Warren's Claims

Brian3769 Wrote: May 26, 2012 11:01 AM
Ethnic heritage is not to be dismissed lightly; it's who we are. My parents told me we were from Ireland, a family tradition for four generations. Nope! We now know from a DNA test that we're Danish Vikings. They came from Normandy, France, to England in 1066, and lived in County Wiltshire for 600 years before emigrating to Virginia in 1654. My great-grandfather commanded the Irish Brigade against Britain in the Boer War. Talk about identity crisis! We have western cousins who "don't want to hear it." Tough. The big issue with Elizabeth Warren, beyond her dishonest, unmerited self-promotion through the disgrace of "affirmative action," is that she lies to herself. We rely on government to tell the truth. Warren is unfit for office.
Jenni2 Wrote: May 27, 2012 7:42 AM
Actually Brian, most Europeans, in addition to Scandinavians, Germans and Netherlanders, have Viking lineage going way back. Particularly the British, Scottish and Irish. The genealogical survey revealed this to be the case. BBC did a special about it called, "Blood of the Viking" I believe - as part of a three-part series on the subject. It's all over the web if you'd like to prove it to your relatives. Essentially, it doesn't really mean your people are not Irish, per se, as most other Irish undoubtedly share your genetic profile anyway. Cheers.
Joe1947 Wrote: May 27, 2012 8:39 AM
Actually, in a sense, the "Vikings" are of Irish blood. Well, kinda, sorta. The proto-Celts started out in the Alpine area, and spread from there, across western Europe north of the Alps, including Germany, leading to the Scandinavians. The Irish are, of course, Celts, so...if you go back far enough, the first Scandinavians are of the same proto-Celtic blood as the Irish.
JB in MS Wrote: May 26, 2012 2:42 PM
Interesting post - but you rely on government to tell the truth? Really? Couldn't agree more about Warren, by the way!

Credit where it's due: After prematurely declaring Elizabeth Warren's Native American flap "over" in early May, the Boston Globe has joined its crosstown rival in investigating the matter.  Today's edition features a front page story on the subject, packed with new information, as well as some useful context:
 

US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has said she was unaware that Harvard Law School had been promoting her purported Native American heritage until she read about it in a newspaper several weeks ago. But for at least six straight years during Warren’s tenure,...