You would think they’d find new advertisers.
Second verse, same as the first.
Defending her erroneous comments that the Founding Fathers tried to end slavery, Bachmann told ‘Good Morning America’ host George Stephanopoulos today, “If you look at one of our Founding Fathers, John Quincy Adams, that’s absolutely true…. He tirelessly worked throughout his life to make sure that we did in fact one day eradicate slavery.”
Stephanopoulos rightly points out that Adams, a nine-year old when the Revolutionary War began, does not qualify as a Founding Father, to which Bachmann replied, “John Quincy Adams most certainly was a part of the Revolutionary War era. He was a young boy but he was actively involved.” So, Bachmann’s basically saying that since Adams was alive and his family was part of revolution, he was, too. That’s like saying that because my father fled Apartheid, I was a South African liberation fighter.
As the media attention about Bachmann’s Adams claim grows, her supporters are editing Wikipedia to make sure the Adams entry reflects the candidate’s anachronistic perspective.
HT: Dave Brockington.
I would like for someone to explain to me how the altering of history and information is synonymous with freedom and small government.
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Hey, slow news days suck. We’re totally with you on that. But really? Was this absolutely necessary? source
Naturally, the apology followed shortly after.
Sigh… this is why you will never have the same respect as the Chronicle, Houston Press.
- Where its people think a dollar is better spent on killing someone instead of saving someone else.
- Where giving healthcare to all of its citizens is a “radical” idea.
- Where corporations control at least 2/3rds or the political speech.
- Where a person born to poor parents is almost certainly predetermined to a life of squalor and poverty.
- Where religious extremism is common place and mainstream.
- Where there is a perpetual war that is a giant sinkhole for both money and man*.
- Where the rich are too super-rich for their own good and the poor are treated as lazy serfs or cannon-fodder.
- Where women, gays and minorities are constantly at risk of being harassed, assaulted, abused or discriminated against.
- Where fear and hate are the most common political tools.
- Where the justice system is so broken that less than a gram of marijuana will put you in prison.
- Where the prison system is full to collapse.
- And where it seems like no one seems to care.
Sadly, that country is the United States of America.
*(sorry for distinguishing sexes, I wanted some consonance)
Our system is failing…
I can almost guarantee you that number is reverse for Marijuana possession.