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Mike, I'm having trouble getting the video to play (or even show up), but neithe Bachmann nor Palin have a clue about U.S. history.They continuously spout the revisionist drivel, and for some reason which boggles my mind, they don't realize that other people DO actually know their history - U.S., World, Ancient, Modern.The funniest thing I've seen in a long time was this version of Michele Bachmann spouting history:http://penigma.blogspot.com/2011/07/this-is-funniest-thing-ive-seen-in-ages.htmlI think my favorite part is Columbus and his three ships, the Nina, the Pinata, and the Santa Maria.... or maybe it is the image of Jesus showing up on the liberty bell...or maybe.....oh heck, just watch for yourself.
That moron gets his history wrong while blasting Bachmann's statement for her flub on J.Q. Adams.
Well, I'm not the biggest fan of MB, but I'm not particularly wild about the Young Turks. There are still two of them right, as if anybody gave a shit? At any rate, the middle-aged fat one just said "We won our independence in 1776..."Does anyone else agree with me that makes him the same sort of duh-head as Palin and Bachmann? Obviously Michelle isn't going to write any serious tomes on the revolutionary war or the framing of the constitution any time soon, but I would think we could just let Stephanopoulos's rebuttal stand on its own. I find this guy tiresome and redundant. That's why I don't watch TV anymore. Netflix anyone?
Flying Junior: “At any rate, the middle-aged fat one just said ‘We won our independence in 1776...’”I just overheard something similar over fireworks:Man: “It is kind of weird to be celebrating war.”Woman: “well, it is celebrating the end of war.”The worst part was the woman was British. I would expect Americans to not know their own history, but the British? Still, at least they weren’t on youtube lambasting someone for not knowing their history while saying it.
I've been reading about the three great senators, Henry Clay, James Calhoun and Daniel Webster all three of them born during the revolutionary war some time after the gentleman in question, John Quincy Adams. A little bit of boning up on the Sons of Liberty wouldn't hurt me either. It's hard to take it all in when you're a youngster in school. It was my interest in Lincoln that first brought me to study Andrew Jackson and his contemporaries. I really love history.
I like what Flying Junior said. I could use some boning up too. But if an interviewer misspeaks, that's nothing compared to a presidential candidate who boasts about her patriotism misspeaking.
MikeB: “But if an interviewer misspeaks, that's nothing compared to a presidential candidate who boasts about her patriotism misspeaking.”Normally, yes, but in this case he was chastising her not for knowing history. It is brimming with irony.By the way, be sure not to miss this news close to your heart because you are too focused on guns.http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/state&id=8237900
Thanks, TS. I posted that video about the death penalty.