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> Paul Revere, is still dead, however......
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post Sun 5th June 2011, 9:19pm
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In case you haven't noticed, Sarah Palin stuck her foot in her mouth yesterday (again).

Result: it seems that today, the Paul Revere article has been the target of an editwar, intended to
rewrite history. To make Palin appear to be accurate......

Mentioned on Reddit, on LGF, on Think Progress, and spreading to other political blogs.

(Go ahead. Try asking Amadscientist and Tomwsulcer what they hell they are doing. I'm still confused.)

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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Sun 5th June 2011, 5:19pm) *

In case you haven't noticed, Sarah Palin stuck her foot in her mouth yesterday (again).

Result: it seems that today, the Paul Revere article has been the target of an editwar, intended to
rewrite history. To make Palin appear to be accurate......

Mentioned on Reddit, on LGF, on Think Progress, and spreading to other political blogs.

(Go ahead. Try asking Amadscientist and Tomwsulcer what they hell they are doing. I'm still confused.)



Interestingly enough, the Lexington church bell rang between 2 and 3 a.m. that day - according to the "History of the Town of Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts."
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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Sun 5th June 2011, 2:19pm) *

In case you haven't noticed, Sarah Palin stuck her foot in her mouth yesterday (again).

Nevermind. It appears the poor woman has bought a house in Arizona and is thinking of being a politician from there.

If you know anything at all about the climate of Arizona and Alaska, and have experienced both for yourself first-hand, during just a few sample times in the year, you will know that Palin has set herself up for physical Hell.

And that's not even counting the political hell that is the natural result of quitting her job in Alaska and then wanting to do anything anywhere else political, ever again.

No use wasting venom on the already-damned. wink.gif`
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post Mon 6th June 2011, 1:57am
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QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Sun 5th June 2011, 9:04pm) *

QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Sun 5th June 2011, 2:19pm) *

In case you haven't noticed, Sarah Palin stuck her foot in her mouth yesterday (again).

Nevermind. It appears the poor woman has bought a house in Arizona and is thinking of being a politician from there.

If you know anything at all about the climate of Arizona and Alaska, and have experienced both for yourself first-hand, during just a few sample times in the year, you will know that Palin has set herself up for physical Hell.

And that's not even counting the political hell that is the natural result of quitting her job in Alaska and then wanting to do anything anywhere else political, ever again.

No use wasting venom on the already-damned. wink.gif`


Yes and Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl (T-H-L-K-D) is retiring and his Senate seat will be up for grabs on November 2012. Curious...
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Sarah Palin • She'll Make You Believe In The 2nd Amendment

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Apparently, she was partially right, in a small amount. Revere did tell the British that "500 troops were massing against them", but that was after his ride was over, which was when he got "caught" by the British. But that's all that happened, so she was partially correct, but overall wrong.

Not that this is surprising.

But the article has the correct part of the information now reliable sourced and worded properly and, hopefully, the stupid edit war is over.

A rather pathetic edit was it was.
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So (sic) he was just another colonial gobshite?
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(Is this how it works? We take a topic we don't really care about and post pseudo-related videos of songs we like at the bottom?)
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Does Palin know that Paul Revere's picture is used on the label of Samuel Adams Beer? blink.gif

QUOTE(MookieZ @ Mon 6th June 2011, 9:30am) *

(Is this how it works? We take a topic we don't really care about and post pseudo-related videos of songs we like at the bottom?)


Works for me! smile.gif
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QUOTE(MookieZ @ Mon 6th June 2011, 8:30am) *
(Is this how it works? We take a topic we don't really care about and post pseudo-related videos of songs we like at the bottom?)

Sure, but we also do that for topics we do care about, so you sort of have to play it by ear.

Besides, you have to figure that most of what Sarah Palin herself knows about American history probably comes from watching Youtube videos and reading Wikipedia articles, so...



...can you really blame her for having the facts mixed up a little bit?
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QUOTE(A Horse With No Name @ Mon 6th June 2011, 10:28am) *

QUOTE(MookieZ @ Mon 6th June 2011, 9:30am) *

(Is this how it works? We take a topic we don't really care about and post pseudo-related videos of songs we like at the bottom?)


Works for me! smile.gif

All righty, then!

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Stinque's coverage of this was especially snappy.
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I’m truly shocked at the professionalism of the WP editors – I would have set up a “Some people say that Tomwsulcer is a horse fucker” page after the first time around… wink.gif

And they brought up the Conservapedia page about Revere. It's difficult to complain about Wikipedia's coverage of Revere, after seeing crap like this and this.
I'd call Conservapedia the "Bizarro Wikipedia", if Wikipedia weren't already run by Bizarros.

And now, Slate weighs in.
Mr. Sulcer, you really blew it......

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Not connected to ol Paul, but this is still my favorite Palin video;



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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Mon 6th June 2011, 4:22pm) *

And they brought up the Conservapedia page about Revere. It's difficult to complain about Wikipedia's coverage of Revere, after seeing crap like this and this.
I'd call Conservapedia the "Bizarro Wikipedia", if Wikipedia weren't already run by Bizarros.

And now, Slate weighs in.
Mr. Sulcer, you really blew it......


Interestingly, the majority of Conservapedia's Osama bin Laden article is devoted to criticizing Obama.
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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Mon 6th June 2011, 1:22pm) *

And they brought up the Conservapedia page about Revere. It's difficult to complain about Wikipedia's coverage of Revere, after seeing crap like this and this.
I'd call Conservapedia the "Bizarro Wikipedia", if Wikipedia weren't already run by Bizarros.

That last one blows my mind: "Part of the purpose of Revere's ride was to warn the British already present in the colonies that colonists would be exercising their 2nd Amendment rights."

I guess it says a lot about hardcore Palin fans, though. I just wish the press would start ignoring her, as airtime/print spent on her is an utter waste. Follow some real politicians, even the ones I don't particularly care for. At least they do something. She's a reality star these days, on par with the Jersey Shore dimwits. She does nothing and gets tons of press for it.
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QUOTE(Sxeptomaniac @ Tue 7th June 2011, 11:13am) *
She's a reality star these days, on par with the Jersey Shore dimwits.


Oh, I don't know -- I think Snooki is more interesting. boing.gif
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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/56186.html
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The reporters who are speeding, tailgating, cutting off other cars, blasting through roundabouts and passing on the right in an effort to keep up, say they have no other choice since they never know what Palin’s up to or where she’s headed — and aides typically won’t tell them anything. Once they’re on the road, they’re filing urgent updates by phone and figuring out unorthodox bathroom breaks, like the reporter who pulled over to relieve himself on the side of the highway going from Gettysburg, Pa., to Philadelphia — drawing notice from both Palin aides and the rest of the trailing press.

“It’s like paparazzi,” said one reporter who followed Palin to the Thursday evening clambake. “It’s like following Princess Diana.”

Isn't that nice. We get to watch the death of "journalism".
That's what Palin really is.

And Wikipedia is, apparently, the death of scholarship. Her BLP is one of the most
vandalized and closely hyper-watched of all. It's also one of the longest.....currently
at 166,000 bytes. The only BLPs that are longer: George W. Bush,
Ernst Nolte(?), Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton,
Tiger Woods, Aussie cricket player Ricky Ponting(???)
and ha ha, Lyndon LaRouche.

And that brings up Wikipedia's longest biography of all.
Which I'm going to discuss (with disgust) elsewhere.

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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Tue 7th June 2011, 7:17pm) *

And that brings up Wikipedia's longest biography of all. Which I'm going to discuss (with disgust) elsewhere.

Has to be Michael Jackson. Wikipedia itself is, after all, the king of pop.
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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Tue 7th June 2011, 7:17pm) *

And that brings up Wikipedia's longest biography of all. Which I'm going to discuss (with disgust) elsewhere.

Ordering by number of bytes in the page (not number of letters or words):

Fanny Crosby (T-H-L-K-D)
Jiddu Krishnamurti (T-H-L-K-D)


I don't get it.

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Fanny Crosby (T-H-L-K-D) ... I don't get it.

Wow. 825 citations for an article that, most likely, no one has ever read all the way through. What a monument to wasted effort.
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